What exacty are 'Allegra and Mary' eras?

Hey there,

is there any place to learn about these meaning of the two ‘codenames’ Allegra and Mary? They are part of changelogs for the cardano-node for two minor versions now, but I could not find any Information on them…

The latest changelog indicates that ‘Mary’ might refer to native assets… and Allegra?

Thanks in advance!

– | The era after Byron is the Shelley era.

---- The Shelley ledger and block type itself is parameterised by an era-- parameter, which is in its turn parameterised by the crypto used.type ShelleyEra c = Era.Shelley c

– | The era after Shelley is Allegra, the illegitimate daughter of Byron.

---- In this era, we introduce time locks and miscellaneous fixes for the Shelley-- era.

---- TODO #2668 Change this to the proper Allegra eratype AllegraEra c = Era.Shelley c

– | The era after Allegra is Mary (Shelley), the wife of Percy Shelley.

---- In this era, we introduce multi-asset (hence MA-ry).–


Thank you, @rdlrt !

As we prepare to leave Shelley perhaps we can reflect on one his finest poems:

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


You might be interested in this video that goes over the changes and also links to additional reading in the video description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mjvXjxTks8


Thank you. I will watch it later today! :slight_smile:

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