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EOSIO.CDT (Contract Development Toolkit)

Version : 1.8.1

EOSIO.CDT is a toolchain for WebAssembly (WASM) and a set of tools to facilitate smart contract development for the EOSIO platform. In addition to being a general purpose WebAssembly toolchain, EOSIO specific optimizations are available to support building EOSIO smart contracts. This new toolchain is built around Clang 9, which means that EOSIO.CDT has the most currently available optimizations and analyses from LLVM, but as the WASM target is still considered experimental, some optimizations are incomplete or not available.

New Introductions

As of this release two new repositories are under the suite of tools provided by EOSIO.CDT. These are the Ricardian Template Toolkit and the Ricardian Specification. The Ricardian Template Toolkit is a set of libraries to facilitate smart contract writers in crafting their Ricardian contracts. The Ricardian specification is the working specification for the above mentioned toolkit. Please note that both projects are alpha releases and are subject to change.


Binary Releases

EOSIO.CDT currently supports Mac OS X brew, Linux x86_64 Debian packages, and Linux x86_64 RPM packages.

If you have previously installed EOSIO.CDT, run the uninstall script (it is in the directory where you cloned EOSIO.CDT) before downloading and using the binary releases.

Mac OS X Brew Install

brew tap eosio/eosio.cdt
brew install eosio.cdt

Mac OS X Brew Uninstall

brew remove eosio.cdt

Debian Package Install

sudo apt install ./eosio.cdt_1.8.1-1-ubuntu-18.04_amd64.deb

Debian Package Uninstall

sudo apt remove eosio.cdt

RPM Package Install

sudo yum install ./eosio.cdt-1.8.1-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

RPM Package Uninstall

sudo yum remove eosio.cdt

Guided Installation or Building from Scratch

git clone --recursive
cd eosio.cdt
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make -j8

From here onward you can build your contracts code by simply exporting the build directory to your path, so you don't have to install globally (makes things cleaner). Or you can install globally by running this command:

sudo make install

Uninstall after manual installation

sudo rm -fr /usr/local/eosio.cdt
sudo rm -fr /usr/local/lib/cmake/eosio.cdt
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/eosio-*

Installed Tools

  • eosio-cpp
  • eosio-cc
  • eosio-ld
  • eosio-init
  • eosio-abidiff
  • eosio-wasm2wast
  • eosio-wast2wasm
  • eosio-ranlib
  • eosio-ar
  • eosio-objdump
  • eosio-readelf


Contributing Guide

Code of Conduct




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