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Momentum is building 📈 ! We're really starting to see the benefits of the stack now.

This week's release includes support for Cicero in the browser, support for module import in Ergo, and an external contribution from @dlkconsultancy to provide a contract Car Rental template in Turkish, teşekkür ederim! 🇹🇷

Note that we plan to support multi-locale templates (with legal text in multiple locales, backed by a common data model and logic) in a future release. See issue #174.

💔 Beware that we have some breaking changes in this release on the Ergo side, but don't worry, the migration is pretty simple (accordproject/ergo#326)

Install the latest release of the Cicero command-line tool with
npm i -g @accordproject/cicero-cli



🏖 Cicero is escaping from the server into the browser! This opens up all sorts of fun possibilities, Cicero Template editing online, client-side validation of templates. We're really excited to see where this leads. HT @mttrbrts

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See the following minimal repos for examples that use the webpack'd library.


🎂 Ergo is now at v0.2.0.

🍸 Delegate!! Ergo 0.2.0 supports modularity: you can create your logic in multiple Ergo files or import libraries! For instance:

// In money.ergo:
define function compoundInterest(annualInterest : Double, numberOfDays : Double) : Double {
    return (1.0 + annualInterest) ^ (numberOfDays / 365.0)

// In logic.ergo:
  clause check(request : Payment) : Result throws ErrorResponse {
    let compounded =  request.amount * compoundInterest(contract.interestRate, numberOfDays);



  • Brand new inlining phase (contribution @kach)
  • Revisions/bug fixes to namespace resolution and context management
  • Compiler and REPL share common compilation pipeline
  • Automatically reorders input CTOs and Ergo modules based on dependency
  • Initial compiler support for type checking


  • new ergodep command line tool calculates dependencies

REPL (contribution @kach 🌯, @jeromesimeon)

  • Interface improvements (multiline input, better error reporting, handles empty input gracefully)
  • Support for state changes
  • Support for match, set contract and call
    REPL now checks/infers types (alpha)

Document Object Model

🐶 Eating our own dog-food... @dselman has published a DOM (document-object model) to describe the structure of a Cicero template. This formal structure gives us much more power to parse, generate and manipulate templates within the engine and using Ergo code.

Get a sneak peek of what's to come at and by following the issue #171.


🚗 Car Rental Agreement (in Turkish) via @dlkconsultancy. This is the first non-English template, great job Umut and Serkan!


See the latest version of the documentation at


🐞 Something screwy happened with our version numbers but @jeromesimeon & @penguinbroker put us back on track! (215e3da)

🐞 The cicero-core API now exposes the TemplateLibrary class properly (2469c1d)