statstable.modify( st, 0, [&]( auto& s ) {
   s.supply += quantity;

Here is some code from the eosio.token contract. How can the payer be 0? what does it mean?

Here are the params for the modify function btw (as per developers.eos.io):

modify(itr, payer, updater) where:

  • itr - an iterator pointing to the object to be updated

  • payer - account name of the payer for the Storage usage of the updated row

  • updater - lambda function that updates the target object

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This line indicates that passing 0 in the payer argument keeps the existing payer for the entry.


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