How to be sure your Ligo code compiles to the Michelson code you want

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Michelson code

Ligo is a fantastic tool that makes working with Tezos smart contracts a lot easier. However, its ease of use means that the compiler takes care of the heavy lifting for you and may compile your code down to a format you may not want. This becomes particularly important with TZIP standards: these standards establish fixed Michelson structures that could make your code useless if you don’t respect them. Here is a very simple example:

Imagine you have a record in Ligo like this one:

let my_record = {
owner: "tz1...";
balance: 100n;
name: "John Smith"…

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Claude Barde

Traveler, translator and self-taught programmer; writing about the Tezos blockchain

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