I came across __ERC20Permit_init while reviewing some code. What purpose of this? I googled and found it out in the Initializable.sol of Oppenzeppelin's contract. But example codes in contract were used in different contracts. The code I reviewed was used in one contract. Is there any difference?

[Code snippet of the project]

contract LPToken is ILPTokenInit, ILiquidStakingManagerChildContract, Initializable, ERC20PermitUpgradeable {
    constructor() initializer {}

    function init(
            address _deployer,
            address _transferHookProcessor,
            string calldata _tokenSymbol,
            string calldata _tokenName
         ) external override initializer {
            deployer = _deployer;
            transferHookProcessor = ITransferHookProcessor(_transferHookProcessor);
            __ERC20_init(_tokenName, _tokenSymbol);

2 Answers 2


No, I don't think there is a difference. __ERC20Permit_init initializes the {EIP712} domain separator using the name parameter, and setting version to "1". A domain separator helps to prevent a signature meant for one dApp from working in another.

  • The name is the name of the dApp or protocol name.

  • The current version is the version what the EIP712 standard calls a “signing domain”. This can be the version number of your dApp or platform. It prevents signatures from one dApp version from working with those of others.





I found this in the ERC20Permit.sol file under /contracts/token/ERC20/extensions/ERC20Permit.sol

* @dev Implementation of the ERC20 Permit extension allowing approvals to be made via signatures, as defined in
 * https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-2612[EIP-2612].
 * Adds the {permit} method, which can be used to change an account's ERC20 allowance (see {IERC20-allowance}) by
 * presenting a message signed by the account. By not relying on `{IERC20-approve}`, the token holder account doesn't
 * need to send a transaction, and thus is not required to hold Ether at all.

so it looks like enables an allowance function on the ERC20 contract that you can change by signing a message instead of sending a transaction.

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