Skip to main content
Version: 1.3.0

compile constant


ligo compile constant SYNTAX _EXPRESSION


This sub-command compiles a LIGO expression to a Michelson value and its hash as a global constant. It works by compiling the LIGO expression to a Michelson expression and then interpreting it using Michelson's interpreter.


--display-format FORMAT the format that will be used by the CLI. Available formats are 'dev', 'json', and 'human-readable' (default). When human-readable lacks details (we are still tweaking it), please contact us and use another format in the meanwhile. (alias: --format)

--init-file FILENAME the path to the smart contract file to be used for context initialization.

--library LIBS A comma-separated list of paths to directories where to search for files to be included by the preprocessor (alias: -l)

--no-color disable coloring in CLI output

--no-warn disable warning messages

--project-root PATH The path to root of the project.

--skip-analytics Avoid ligo analytics publication. Configurable with environment variable LIGO_SKIP_ANALYTICS too

--warn-infinite-loop warn about infinite loop

--warn-unused-rec warn about unused recursion in a recursive function

--werror treat warnings as errors

--without-run disable running of compiled expression.

-p PROTOCOL choose protocol's types/values pre-loaded into the LIGO environment (mumbai , nairobi). By default, the current protocol (nairobi) will be used (alias: --protocol)

-help print this help text and exit (alias: -?)