Can somebody confirm this behavior and provide a solution? Using truffle test I get the error message Member "functionName" not found or not visible after argument-dependent lookup in library A. Is it because I am trying to write a test for a library?


pragma solidity 0.4.21;
library A{
    function functionName(uint256 a, uint256 b) public pure returns(bool){
        return (a == b);


import "truffle/Assert.sol";
import "truffle/DeployedAddresses.sol";
import "../contracts/A.sol";

contract TestA {
  function test_functionName() {
    A a = A(DeployedAddresses.A());

    bool expected = false;
    Assert.equal(a.functionName(1, 0), expected, "Comparing: 1 is not 0");


var A = artifacts.require("A");

module.exports = function(deployer) {
  • 1
    What is your migration script?
    – Ismael
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 20:51
  • @Ismael I updated the info. The contract is migrating fine.
    – Senju
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 1:56
  • 1
    Problem seems to be fixed since Truffle v4.1.8 (core: 4.1.9).
    – Senju
    Commented May 25, 2018 at 0:08

1 Answer 1


You Should try to import as:- import { A } from "../contracts/A.sol"; And use A.functionName(). Because in solidity "library" are special type of contracts that specially use to program a reusable piece of code. You can think of this as static function in any OOP language. May this will help you.

  • Wow! Changing the way of importing a library actually solved the issue. Thanks!
    – Senju
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 2:33
  • You do not need to change the import line, you only need to change a.functionName() by A.functionName()
    – Ismael
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 3:19

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