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varbox

2.0.2 • Public • Published

Varbox

An observable variable box.

Pure es5 with no any dependencies, no Promise feature dependence, no Proxy feature dependence, no modification on both the original variable and its prototype. Perfectly suitable for every JavaScript environment such as Node.JS and any browser.

Installation

$ npm install varbox

API


Varbox.createVarbox([opt])

Create a variable box

var box = Varbox.createVarbox();
// or
var box = Varbox.createVarbox('custom_box_name');
// or
var box = Varbox.createVarbox({
  ROOT_PATH: ['ROOT'],
  PATH_SEPARATOR: '/',
  BOX_NAME: 'custom_box_name',
});

Varbox.getVarbox([boxName])

return a varbox by the argument boxName, it will return all of the boxes if there is no argument given.

var box = Varbox.getVarbox('boxName');
// or
var allBoxes = Varbox.getVarbox();

Varbox.grabVarbox([opt])

Get a variable box, or create a variable box if it doesn't exist.

var box = Varbox.grabVarbox();
// or
var box = Varbox.grabVarbox('custom_box_name');
// or
var box = Varbox.grabVarbox({
  ROOT_PATH: ['ROOT'],
  PATH_SEPARATOR: '/',
  BOX_NAME: 'custom_box_name',
});

Varbox.box#update(path, valueSource)

Through a valueSource function to set a value to the path of the box

The argument path can be null or undefined, it means update the root path variable in the box

box.update(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei', 'age'], function valueSource(sourceEvent) {
  sourceEvent.newValue = 4;
  sourceEvent.customKey = 'this is a custom key as you want the key name';
});
/* If you want to set a function as the value you should do the following. */
box.update(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei', 'ageComputeFunction'], function valueSource(sourceEvent, doesTheKeyExist) {
  /* a function which is the value instead of the valueSource */
  sourceEvent.newValue = function notValueSource() {
    // your codes
    return 3 + 1;
  };
});

The path argument could be an Array or String, any other type of argument will override to an empty array [] .


Varbox.box#get([path])

The argument path can be null or undefined or don't give, it means get the root path variable in the box

Get a value from the path of the box

box.get('classrooms/A/students/Ruofei/age');
// or
box.get(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei', 'age']);

The path argument could be an Array or String, any other type of argument will override to an empty array [] .


Varbox.box#set(path, valueSource)

Set a value to the path of the box

The argument path can be null or undefined, it means set the root path variable in the box

box.set('classrooms/A/students/Ruofei/age', 4);
// or
box.set(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei', 'age'], 4);

The path argument could be an Array or String, any other type of argument will override to an empty array [] .


Varbox.box#merge(path, value)

Merge a variable into the current variable;

The argument path can be null or undefined, it means merge the root path variable in the box

box.merge('classrooms/A/students/Ruofei', { isAbsent: false });
// or
box.merge(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei'], { isAbsent: false });

The path will keep the old variable reference rather than a new variable;

The path argument could be an Array or String, any other type of argument will override to an empty array [] .


Varbox.box#metadata(path)

Return a JSON object to describe the parameter path.

box.metadata('classrooms/A/students/Ruofei');
// or
box.has(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei']);
// result
{
  exists: true,
  value: { isAbsent: false },
  targetPath: [ 'ROOT', 'classrooms', 'A', 'students', 'Ruofei' ],
  key: 'Ruofei',
  parentVariable: { students: [...] }
// or
{
  exists: false,
  targetPath: [ 'ROOT', 'classrooms', 'A', 'students', 'Ruofei2', 'a key' ],
  interruptPath: [ 'ROOT', 'classrooms', 'A', 'students', 'Ruofei2' ],
  interruptKey: 'Ruofei2',
  parentVariable: { students: [...] }
}
 

Varbox.box#has(path)

Return true or false to describe if the path exists.

box.has('classrooms/A/students/Ruofei');
// or
box.has(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei']);

Varbox.box#delete(path)

Delete a variable which on the path.

box.delete('classrooms/A/students/Ruofei');
// or
box.delete(['classrooms', 'A','students', 'Ruofei']);

Varbox.box#destroy([path])

Delete all of the properties of all of the variables on and under the path argument.

The argument path can be null or undefined, it means destroy the root path variable in the box

box.destroy('classrooms/A/students');
// or
box.destroy(['classrooms', 'A','students']);

Varbox.box#watch(watcher)

Watching any change of the box.

box.watch(function watcher(event) {
  console.log(event);
});

The watcher function has an argument which used to describe what change happened.

{
  eventType: 'set', // set, add, merge, delete, destroy
  variable: { name: 'Varbox', name2: 'Varbox2' },
  key: 'name2',
  path: [ 'varbox', 'name2' ],
  pathString: 'varbox/name2',
  targetPath: [ 'varbox', 'name2' ],
  targetPathString: 'varbox/name2',
  sourceValue: 'Varbox2', // It will be the input argument, in the set add merge cases
  oldValue: undefined,
  newValue: 'Varbox2',
  method: 'merge' 
}

Varbox.box#watchVariable(path, watcher)

Watching all of the paths which UNDER the path argument of the box.

box.watchVariable('classrooms/A/students', function watcher(event) {
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchVariable(['classrooms', 'A', 'students'], function watcher(event) {
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchVariable('classrooms/+/students', function watcher(event) {
  // + will match noly one node in the path.
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchVariable('classrooms/#/students', function watcher(event) {
  // # will match at least one node in the path.
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchVariable(/^classrooms\/.*\/students/, function watcher(event) {
  // this example used to show you a path is can be a RegExp.
  console.log(event);
});

The path argument could be an Array or String or RegExp, any other type of argument will call the Varbox.box#watch(watcher) function.

The watcher function has an argument which used to describe what change happened.

{
  eventType: 'set', // set, add, merge, delete, destroy
  variable: { name: 'Varbox', name2: 'Varbox2' },
  key: 'name2',
  path: [ 'varbox', 'name2' ],
  pathString: 'varbox/name2',
  targetPath: [ 'varbox', 'name2' ],
  targetPathString: 'varbox/name2',
  sourceValue: 'Varbox2', // It will be the input argument, in the set add merge cases
  oldValue: undefined,
  newValue: 'Varbox2',
  method: 'merge' 
}

Varbox.box#watchPath()

Watching all of the paths which ABOVE the path argument of the box.

box.watchPath('classrooms/A/students', function watcher(event) {
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchPath(['classrooms', 'A', 'students'], function watcher(event) {
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchPath('classrooms/+/students', function watcher(event) {
  // + will match noly one node in the path.
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchPath('classrooms/#/students', function watcher(event) {
  // # will match at least one node in the path.
  console.log(event);
});
// or
box.watchPath(/^classrooms\/.*\/students/, function watcher(event) {
  // this example used to show you a path is can be a RegExp.
  console.log(event);
});

The path argument could be an Array or String or RegExp, any other type of argument will call the Varbox.box#watch(watcher) function.

The watcher function has an argument which used to describe what change happened.

{
  eventType: 'set', // set, add, merge, delete, destroy
  variable: { name: 'Varbox', name2: 'Varbox2' },
  key: 'name2',
  path: [ 'varbox', 'name2' ],
  pathString: 'varbox/name2',
  targetPath: [ 'varbox', 'name2' ],
  targetPathString: 'varbox/name2',
  sourceValue: 'Varbox2', // It will be the input argument, in the set add merge cases
  oldValue: undefined,
  newValue: 'Varbox2',
  method: 'merge' 
}

Varbox.box#nodeMap(path[, checker])

Enumerate all of the nodes in the path from left to right which in the argument path.

box.nodeMap('classrooms/A/students', function checker(variable) {
 
});

Argument checker is optional, which is a check function you can provide. You can change the varbox in the checker function and return false to stop the mapping process, otherwise will continue.

Checker argument:

{
  variable: variable,
  key: currentKey,
  value: variable[currentKey],
  path: currentPath,
  pathString: pathString,
  targetPath: pathArray,
  targetPathString: targetPathString,
}

Return:

{
  isExist: true, // true or false
  value: theValue,
  variable: parentVariable,
}

Varbox.box#nodeBackMap(path[, checker])

Enumerate all of the nodes in the path from right to left which in the argument path.

box.nodeBackMap('classrooms/A/students', function checker(variable) {
 
});

Argument checker is optional, which is a check function you can provide. You can change the varbox in the checker function.

Checker argument:

{
  variable: variable,
  key: currentKey,
  value: variable[currentKey],
  path: currentPath,
  pathString: pathString,
  targetPath: pathArray,
  targetPathString: targetPathString,
}

Varbox.box#everyNode(path, callback)

Map all of the nodes which under the path argument of the box.

The path argument could be an Array or String, any other type of argument will override to an empty array [] .

box.everyNode('classrooms/A/students', function callback(variable) {
 
})

Argument callback is a callback function that you can provide. You can change the varbox in the function.

Callback function argument:

{
  variable: variable,
  key: key,
  value: value,
  path: path,
  pathString: pathString,
}

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2019 ZenWANG

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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npm i varbox

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