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ERC-5615: EIP-1155 Supply Extension

A simple mechanism to fetch token supply data from EIP-1155 tokens

Authors Pandapip1 (@Pandapip1)
Created 2022-09-07
Requires EIP-1155

Abstract

This EIP standardizes an existing mechanism to fetch token supply data from EIP-1155 tokens. It adds a totalSupply function, which fetches the number of tokens with a given id, and an exists function, which checks for the existence of a given id.

Specification

The key words “MUST”, “MUST NOT”, “REQUIRED”, “SHALL”, “SHALL NOT”, “SHOULD”, “SHOULD NOT”, “RECOMMENDED”, “MAY”, and “OPTIONAL” in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

interface ERC1155Supply is ERC1155 {
  // @notice      This function MUST return whether the given token id exists, previously existed, or may exist
  // @param   id  The token id of which to check the existence
  // @return      Whether the given token id exists, previously existed, or may exist
  function exists(uint256 id) external view returns (bool);

  // @notice      This function MUST return the number of tokens with a given id. If the token id does not exist, it MUST return 0.
  // @param   id  The token id of which fetch the total supply
  // @return      The total supply of the given token id
  function totalSupply(uint256 id) external view returns (uint256);
}

Rationale

This EIP does not implement EIP-165, as this interface is simple enough that the extra complexity is unnecessary and would cause incompatibilities with pre-existing implementations.

The totalSupply and exists functions were modeled after EIP-721 and EIP-20.

totalSupply does not revert if the token ID does not exist, since contracts that care about that case should use exists instead (which might return false even if totalSupply is zero).

exists is included to differentiate between the two ways that totalSupply could equal zero (either no tokens with the given ID have been minted yet, or no tokens with the given ID will ever be minted).

Backwards Compatibility

This EIP is designed to be backward compatible with the OpenZeppelin ERC1155Supply.

Security Considerations

Needs discussion.

Copyright and related rights waived via CC0.

Citation

Please cite this document as:

Pandapip1 (@Pandapip1), "EIP-5615: EIP-1155 Supply Extension [DRAFT]," Ethereum Improvement Proposals, no. 5615, September 2022. [Online serial]. Available: https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-5615.