- EELS is a Python reference implementation that clarifies Ethereum’s execution layer.
- EELS aligns with post-merge forks, executes state tests, and offers snapshots of Ethereum states at each fork for simplified change tracking.
After a year of development, the Ethereum Execution Layer Specification (EELS) has finally been unveiled, a groundbreaking Python reference implementation designed to clarify Ethereum’s execution layer.
EELS provides a programmer-friendly approach that syncs with the latest post-merge forks and fills and executes state tests. EELS offers comprehensive snapshots of Ethereum states at each fork, including upcoming ones, simplifying the process of tracking changes. Unlike Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs), which primarily propose alterations, EELS focuses on providing a clear and consistent representation of Ethereum’s evolving landscape.
EELS is more than just code—it’s a regular Python library that can be tested like any other Python software. EELS not only caters to smart contract developers seeking specific insights into EVM functionality but also addresses the needs of client developers. EELS offers a unique feature for client developers by showcasing differences in blockchain states between hard forks.
With a solid commitment to enhancing Ethereum’s functionality and accessibility, EELS envisions becoming the ultimate reference for understanding Ethereum’s intricate workings. EELS emerges as a powerful tool that bridges the gap between technical complexity and practical usability, paving the way for a more inclusive and understandable Ethereum ecosystem.