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Veriteos Ethereum ABI Utils

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Python utilities for working with the Ethereum ABI

## Installation

`sh pip install eth-abi `

## Documentation

### Decoding

These functions are intended for decoding return values from the EVM.

  • eth_abi.decode_single(type, data)

This function tries to decode data into the python type that corresponds to the provided type. This function accepts data of type bytes.

>>> decode_single('uint256', b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0009')

The value parameter is expected to be one of the recognized EVM types.


This function cannot be used to decode dynamic or array types such as bytes32[].

  • eth_abi.decode_abi(types, data)

This function decodes data into the python type corresponding to the provided types. This function accepts arrays of type byte.

>>> decode_abi(['uint256'], b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0009')
>>> decode_abi(['bytes32', 'bytes32'], b'a\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00b\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
['a', 'b']

The values parameter is expected to be an iterable whose values are all one of the recognized EVM types.

### Encoding

These functions are intended for encoding python values into representations that are suitable for interacting with the EVM.

  • eth_abi.encode_single(type, value)

This function encodes value in the ABI encoding for the provided type.

>>> encode_single('uint256', 12345)

The value parameter is expected to be one of the recognized EVM types.


This function cannot be used to encode array types such as bytes32[].

  • eth_abi.encode_abi(types, values)

This function encodes values in the ABI encoding for the corresponding type provided by the types argument.

>>> encode_abi(['uint256'], [12345])
>>> encode_abi(['bytes32', 'bytes32'], ['a', 'b'])

The values parameter is expected to be an iterable whose values are all one of the recognized EVM types.

## Development

Clone the repository and then run:

`sh pip install -e . -r requirements-dev.txt `

### Running the tests

You can run the tests with:

`sh py.test tests `

Or you can install tox to run the full test suite.

### Releasing

Pandoc is required for transforming the markdown README to the proper format to render correctly on pypi.

For Debian-like systems:

` apt install pandoc `

Or on OSX:

`sh brew install pandoc `

To release a new version:

`sh make release bump=$$VERSION_PART_TO_BUMP$$ `

#### How to bumpversion

The version format for this repo is {major}.{minor}.{patch} for stable, and {major}.{minor}.{patch}-{stage}.{devnum} for unstable (stage can be alpha or beta).

To issue the next version in line, specify which part to bump, like make release bump=minor or make release bump=devnum.

If you are in a beta version, make release bump=stage will switch to a stable.

To issue an unstable version when the current version is stable, specify the new version explicitly, like make release bump=”–new-version 4.0.0-alpha.1 devnum”

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