Dawn4.1 - "account_name" issue

in #eos3 years ago

As development ramps up for the release of eosio, quick changes are being made that might effect your contracts.

One issue I have encountered in the in the dawn4.1 release, is that the type "account_name" seems to have gone obsolete and was replaced by simply "name". However, the abi generator doesn't know about this yet, and will automatically parse "account_name" as a "uint64" when it should be parsed as "name". For example your abi file might have its types defined as this:

"types": [{ "new_type_name": "account_name", "type": "uint64" } ]

when it should be:

"types": [{ "new_type_name": "account_name", "type": "name" } ]

For now you can just manual change the type from uint64 to name before deploying

This has been reported on github here: https://github.com/EOSIO/eos/issues/3227

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Good catch, thanks for the update