Manifest Reference

The Forc.toml (the manifest file) is a compulsory file for each package and it is written in [TOML] format. Forc.toml consists of the following fields:

  • [project] — Defines a sway project.

    • name — The name of the project.
    • authors — The authors of the project.
    • organization — The organization of the project.
    • license— The project license.
    • entry — The entry point for the compiler to start parsing from.
      • For the recomended way of selecting an entry point of large libraries please take a look at: Libraries
    • implicit-std - Controls whether provided std version (with the current forc version) will get added as a dependency implicitly. Unless you know what you are doing, leave this as default.
    • forc-version - The minimum forc version required for this project to work properly.
  • [dependencies] — Defines the dependencies.

  • [network] — Defines a network for forc to interact with.

    • url — URL of the network.
  • [build-profiles] - Defines the build profiles.

  • [patch] - Defines the patches.

  • [contract-dependencies] - Defines the contract dependencies.

The [project] section

An example Forc.toml is shown below. Under [project] the following fields are optional:

  • authors
  • organization

Also for the following fields, a default value is provided so omitting them is allowed:

  • entry - (default : main.sw)
  • implicit-std - (default : true)
[project]
authors = ["user"]
entry = "main.sw"
organization = "Fuel_Labs"
license = "Apache-2.0"
name = "wallet_contract"

The [dependencies] section

The following fields can be provided with a dependency:

  • version - Desired version of the dependency
  • path - The path of the dependency (if it is local)
  • git - The URL of the git repo hosting the dependency
  • branch - The desired branch to fetch from the git repo
  • tag - The desired tag to fetch from the git repo
  • rev - The desired rev (i.e. commit hash) reference

Please see dependencies for details

The [network] section

For the following fields, a default value is provided so omitting them is allowed:

The [build-profiles-*] section

The [build-profiles] tables provide a way to customize compiler settings such as debug options.

The following fields needs to be provided for a build-profile:

  • print-ast - Whether to print out the generated AST (true) or not (false).
  • print-dca-graph - Whether to print out the computed DCA graph (in GraphViz DOT format).
  • print-finalized-asm - Whether to compile to bytecode (false) or to print out the generated ASM (true).
  • print-intermediate-asm - Whether to compile to bytecode (false) or to print out the generated ASM (true).
  • print-ir - Whether to compile to bytecode (false) or to print out the generated IR (true).
  • terse-mode - Terse mode. Limited warning and error output.

There are two default [build-profile] available with every manifest file. These are debug and release profiles. If you want to override these profiles, you can provide them explicitly in the manifest file like the following example:

[project]
authors = ["user"]
entry = "main.sw"
organization = "Fuel_Labs"
license = "Apache-2.0"
name = "wallet_contract"

[build-profiles.debug]
print-finalized-asm = false
print-intermediate-asm = false
print-ir = false
terse = false

[build-profiles.release]
print-finalized-asm = false 
print-intermediate-asm = false
print-ir = false
terse = true

Since release and debug implicitly included in every manifest file, you can use them by just passing --release or by not passing anything (debug is default). For using a user defined build profile there is --build-profile <profile name> option available to the relevant commands. (For an example see forc-build)

Note that providing the corresponding cli options (like --print-finalized-asm) will override the selected build profile. For example if you pass both --release and --print-finalized-asm, release build profile is omitted and resulting build profile would have a structure like the following:

  • print-finalized-asm - true
  • print-intermediate-asm - false
  • print-ir - false
  • terse - false

The [patch] section

The [patch] section of Forc.toml can be used to override dependencies with other copies. The example provided below patches https://github.com/fuellabs/sway source with master branch of the same repo.

[project]
authors = ["user"]
entry = "main.sw"
organization = "Fuel_Labs"
license = "Apache-2.0"
name = "wallet_contract"

[dependencies]

[patch.'https://github.com/fuellabs/sway']
std = { git = "https://github.com/fuellabs/sway", branch = "test" }

In the example above, std is patched with the test branch from std repo. You can also patch git dependencies with dependencies defined with a path.

[patch.'https://github.com/fuellabs/sway']
std = { path = "/path/to/local_std_version" }

Just like std or core you can also patch dependencies you declared with a git repo.

[project]
authors = ["user"]
entry = "main.sw"
organization = "Fuel_Labs"
license = "Apache-2.0"
name = "wallet_contract"

[dependencies]
foo = { git = "https://github.com/foo/foo", branch = "master" }

[patch.'https://github.com/foo']
foo = { git = "https://github.com/foo/foo", branch = "test" }

Note that each key after the [patch] is a URL of the source that is being patched.

The [contract-dependencies] section

The [contract-dependenices] table can be used to declare contract dependencies for a Sway contract or script. Contract dependencies are the set of contracts that our contract or script may interact with. Declaring [contract-dependencies] makes it easier to refer to contracts in your Sway source code without having to manually update IDs each time a new version is deployed. Instead, we can use forc to pin and update contract dependencies just like we do for regular library dependencies.

Contracts declared under [contract-dependencies] are built and pinned just like regular [dependencies] however rather than importing each contract dependency's entire public namespace we instead import their respective contract IDs as CONTRACT_ID constants available via each contract dependency's namespace root. This means you can use a contract dependency's ID as if it were declared as a pub const in the root of the contract dependency package as demonstrated in the example below.

Entries under [contract-dependencies] can be declared in the same way that [dependencies] can be declared. That is, they can refer to the path or git source of another contract. Note that entries under [contract-dependencies] must refer to contracts and will otherwise produce an error.

Example Forc.toml:

[project]
authors = ["user"]
entry = "main.sw"
organization = "Fuel_Labs"
license = "Apache-2.0"
name = "wallet_contract"

[contract-dependencies]
foo = { path = "../foo" }

Example usage:

script;

fn main() {
  let foo_id = foo::CONTRACT_ID;
}