Guard Functions

Guard functions allow you to protect your query and update methods.

Guard functions return a GuardResult that looks like this:

class GuardResult(Variant, total=False):
    Ok: null
    Err: str

Returning Ok will allow the protected method to proceed with execution. Returning Err will reject the canister method call.

Here's a contrived example where the world is protected only 50% of the time:

import random

from kybra import GuardResult, update

def protect_the_world() -> GuardResult:
    if random.random() > 0.5:
        return {"Ok": None}
        return {"Err": "The world must be protected"}

def hello_world() -> str:
    return "Hello world!"