In a recent All Core Developers Execution (ACDE) call, Ethereum developers convened to discuss various proposals and updates related to the execution layer (EL) of Ethereum.
Chaired by Tim Beiko of the Ethereum Foundation, the bi-weekly meeting addressed crucial topics and potential inclusions for the upcoming Cancun upgrade.
One notable discussion centered around an impact analysis presented by Neville Grech, Director of Dedaub, on Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) 4758 and 6780.
These proposals aim to deprecate the self-destruct opcode, which transfers ETH balances and clears certain data. The analysis concluded that the impact of these EIPs is manageable and potentially beneficial.
However, concerns were raised by an Ethereum developer named William Morriss regarding the common usage pattern of self-destruct by maximal extractable value (MEV) searchers and decentralized exchange (DEX) traders.
Morriss emphasized the need for code replacement capability to participate in priority gas auctions, proposing the introduction of a new instruction called “set code” within EIP 6913.
Ethereum: Progress On EIP 4844
Additionally, progress was made on EIP 4844, the proto-dank sharding proposal, which aims to improve Ethereum’s scalability. Discussions revolved around aligning gas pricing information for blob transactions and specifying the maximum number of blobs per block.
The potential inclusion of several EIPs in the Cancun upgrade was also debated. While EIPs 6780 and 4844 were confirmed for inclusion, the developers discussed the merits and challenges of incorporating EIPs 5920, 5656, 7069, 4788, and 2530. Due to time constraints, Tim Beiko suggested limiting future discussions to these five EIPs.
Based on its current scope, the Cancun upgrade is estimated to be at least 5-6 months away, according to Beiko. The developers agreed that further analysis and testing are required to determine the feasibility and impact of the proposed EIPs.
Nevertheless, the ACDE call highlighted the collaborative efforts of ETH developers to enhance the execution layer and prepare for the upcoming Cancun upgrade.
However, the impact analysis, proposal discussions, and considerations for future upgrades demonstrate the community’s commitment to improving Ethereum’s functionality, security, and scalability.
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