I’m Stephen! I’m new to this community but I’ve been exploring the landscape for awhile.
My question: is there any difference between the contract analysis and behavior observed via the
execute) commands and launching/calling a contract on mainnet via submitting a transaction to a real Stacks node?
For context: I’m interested in understanding the Clarity language deeply.
Sometimes, when can’t find something in the docs, I turn to reading the Rust source directly (though reading code can take a bit) or to tools, e.g.,
clarity-cli. For that reason, I would love a convenient, local method that produces behavior identical to a real Stacks node (or as close as possible) as a way to easily check my understanding. Of course, I can spin up a node and write tests against it but it would be great to know if
clarity-cli is sufficient.
Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks in advance all.