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solang - Solidity Compiler for Solana and Polkadot

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Welcome to Solang, a new Solidity compiler written in rust which uses llvm as the compiler backend. Solang can compile Solidity for Solana and Polkadot Parachains with the contracts pallet. Solang is source compatible with Solidity 0.8, with some caveats due to differences in the underlying blockchain.

Solang is under active development right now, and has extensive documentation.


Please follow the Solang Getting Started Guide.

Solang is part of the Solana Tools Suite (version v1.16.3 and higher). There is no need to install it separately.


Solang is available as a Brew cask for MacOS, with the following command:

brew install hyperledger/solang/solang

For other operating systems, please check the installation guide.

Build for Polkadot

Run the following command, selecting the flipper example available on Solang's repository:

solang compile --target polkadot examples/polkadot/flipper.sol

Alternatively if you want to use the solang container, run:

docker run --rm -it -v $(pwd):/sources compile -v -o /sources --target polkadot /sources/flipper.sol

You will have a file called flipper.contract. You can use this directly in the Contracts UI, as if your smart contract was written using ink!.

Tentative roadmap

Solang has a high level of compatibility with many blockchains. We are trying to ensure the compiler stays up to date with the newest Solidity syntax and features. In addition, we focus on bringing new performance optimizations and improve developer experience. Here is a brief description of what we envision for the next versions.


Feature Status
Improve management over optimization passes Not started
Adopt single static assignment for code generation In progress
Support openzeppelin on Polkadot target In progress
Provide Solidity -> Polkadot porting guide Not started
Declare accounts for a Solidity function on Solana In progress
Tooling for calls between ink! <> solidity In progress
Provide CLI for node interactions Done


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