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This package brings some Python beauty to JavaScript, which mostly includes typing utils that help you get less exceptions and have more control of your codes functionality. As you probably know, JS is dynamically typed which sometimes leads to unwanted behaviours, this package is trying to solve these problems with a new implementation of falsy values and typing utils. Here is a comparision:

These values will make bypass the if blocks in JavaScript

if (false)
if (undefined)
if (0)
if (0n)
if (null)
if (NaN)
if ('')

Now Pyjamas extends these values and also consideres the following values as falsy

// Empty Arrays

// Empty Objects

// Functions that return falsy values or throw an exception
() => null



yarn add pyjamas


npm install pyjamas


Pyjamas ships with the isFalsy and bool function which is just an inverter of isFalsy

import { isFalsy, bool } from 'pyjamas'
if(isFalsy(undefined)) {
  // this will execute because undefined is Falsy
if(bool(undefined)) {
  // this won't execute because bool will convert undefined to false


Function Returns
isFalsy(undefined) true
isFalsy(false) true
isFalsy(NaN) true
isFalsy('') true
isFalsy({}) true
isFalsy([]) true
isFalsy(0) true
isFalsy(0.0) true
isFalsy([][0]) true
isFalsy([].length) true
isFalsy(() => [][0].name) true
isFalsy(NaN) true
isFalsy('hi') false
isFalsy(9) false
isFalsy(0.0000000001) false
isFalsy({ none: 'none' }) false
isFalsy(() => [{ name: 'pete' }][0].name) false

Especially usefull is that you can check for a value in an array of objects for instance [][0].name howerver just putting it in isFalsy like: isFalsy([][0].name) would throw an exception, you need to write () => in front of the value.


this function checks if a String | Array | Object is empty

Function Returns
isEmpty('Hi') false
isEmpty({ hi: 'hi }) false
isEmpty([0,1,2]) false

ANYTHING else returns true


Check if the value is an Integer

Function Returns
isInt(1) true
isInt(0) true
isInt(2 / 2) true
isInt(1.0) true
isInt(2 / 1.5) false
isInt(1.000000000001) false
isInt('1') false
isInt(NaN) false
isInt(0.999999999999) false


Check if the value is a Float

Function Returns
isFloat(1.1) true
isFloat(0.000000001) true
isFloat(2 / 2.1) true
isFloat(1) false
isFloat(0) false
isFloat('1') false
isFloat(NaN) false
isFloat(undefined) false


check if value is either an Interger or a Float


check if value is a String

Function Returns
isString('') true
isString('String') true
isString(undefined) false
isString(null) false


Methods that parse the arguments into defined data structures


bool uses isFalsy to parse the incoming value into a boolean


get the length (Integer) of an Array | String | Object

Function Returns
len('Hi') 2
len([0, 1]) 2
len({ a: 'a', b: 'b' }) 2
len('') 0
len([]) 0
len({}) 0
len(NaN) -1
len(undefined) -1
len(false) -1
len(null) -1


add all values inside an Array

Function Returns
sum([1, 1]) 2
sum([0.5, 0.5]) 1
sum([1, null]) 1
sum(undefined) 0
sum([null, NaN]) 0
sum('Hi') 0


Trys to parse anything to an Integer, else returns 0

Function Returns
int(1) 1
int(1.0) 1
int('1') 1
int(1.999999999) 1
int(0.999999999) 0
int('NotaNumber') 0
int(undefined) 0
int(NaN) 0


Trys to parse anything to a Float, else returns 0.0

Function Returns
float(1) 1.0
float('1.1') 1.1
float('1') 1.0
float(' 1.2 ') 1.2
float('1.2 m') 1.2
float('NotaNumber') 0.0
int(undefined) 0.0
int(NaN) 0.0

range(start: int, stop: int)

generate an Array with start as the Integer to begin with and Stop as the Index to end with

Function Returns
range(2) [0, 1]
range(10).length 10
range(5, 10) [5, 6, 7, 8, 9]


This package is heavily tested and tries to cover every possible scenario with unit test, in case you should find something we didn't thought about please contact us. We are much obliged for your help.


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