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This crate aims to provide a high level interface for compiling Sass into plain CSS. It offers a very limited API, currently exposing only 2 functions.

In addition to a library, this crate also includes a binary that is intended to act as an invisible replacement to the Sass commandline executable.

This crate aims to achieve complete feature parity with the dart-sass reference implementation. A deviation from the dart-sass implementation can be considered a bug except for in the case of error messages and error spans.



grass has reached a stage where one can be quite confident in its output. For the average user there should not be perceptible differences from dart-sass.

Every commit of grass is tested against bootstrap v5.0.2, and every release is tested against the last 2,500 commits of bootstrap's main branch.

That said, there are a number of known missing features and bugs. The rough edges of grass largely include @forward and more complex uses of @uses. We support basic usage of these rules, but more advanced features such as @importing modules containing @forward with prefixes may not behave as expected.

All known missing features and bugs are tracked in #19.

grass is not a drop-in replacement for libsass and does not intend to be. If you are upgrading to grass from libsass, you may have to make modifications to your stylesheets, though these changes should not differ from those you would have to make if upgrading to dart-sass.

Web Assembly

grass experimentally releases a WASM version of the library to npm, compiled using wasm-bindgen. To use grass in your JavaScript projects, run npm install @connorskees/grass to add it to your package.json. This version of grass is not currently well documented, but one can find example usage in the grassmeister repository.

Cargo Features


(enabled by default): build a binary using clap


(enabled by default): enable the builtin functions random([$limit]) and unique-id()

In the future this feature will be removed when it is no longer necessary to rely on rand for random numbers.


As much as possible this library attempts to follow the same philosophy for testing as rust-analyzer. Namely, all one should have to do is run cargo test to run all its tests. This library maintains a test suite distinct from the sass-spec, though it does include some spec tests verbatim. This has the benefit of allowing tests to be run without ruby as well as allowing the tests more granular than they are in the official spec.

Having said that, to run the official test suite,

# This script expects node >=v14.14.0. Check version with `node --version`
git clone https://github.com/connorskees/grass --recursive
cd grass && cargo b --release
cd sass-spec && npm install
npm run sass-spec -- --impl=dart-sass --command '../target/release/grass'

The spec runner does not work on Windows.

Using a modified version of the spec runner that ignores warnings and error spans (but does include error messages), grass achieves the following results:

TOTAL: 6905

The majority of the failing tests are purely aesthetic, relating to whitespace around comments in expanded mode or error messages.


The minimum supported rust version (MSRV) of grass is 1.56.0. An increase to the MSRV will correspond with a minor version bump. The current MSRV is not a hard minimum, but future bugfix versions of grass are not guaranteed to work on versions prior to this.

grass currently targets dart-sass version 1.54.3. An increase to this number will correspond to a either a minor or bugfix version bump, depending on the changes.



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