generate-function 2.0.0

Module that helps you write generated functions in Node

Homepage: https://github.com/mafintosh/generate-function

Platform: npm

Language: JavaScript

License: MIT

Keywords: generate, code, generation, function, performance

View on registry: https://www.npmjs.com/package/generate-function

Direct download link: https://registry.npmjs.org/generate-function/-/generate-function-2....

Install: npm install [email protected]


generate-function

Module that helps you write generated functions in Node

npm install generate-function

build status

Disclamer

Writing code that generates code is hard. You should only use this if you really, really, really need this for performance reasons (like schema validators / parsers etc).

Usage

var genfun = require('generate-function')

var addNumber = function(val) {
  var fn = genfun()
    ('function add(n) {')
      ('return n + %d', val) // supports format strings to insert values
    ('}')

  return fn.toFunction() // will compile the function
}

var add2 = addNumber(2)

console.log('1+2=', add2(1))
console.log(add2.toString()) // prints the generated function

If you need to close over variables in your generated function pass them to toFunction(scope)

var multiply = function(a, b) {
  return a * b
}

var addAndMultiplyNumber = function(val) {
  var fn = genfun()
    ('function(n) {')
      ('if (typeof n !== "number") {') // ending a line with { will indent the source
        ('throw new Error("argument should be a number")')
      ('}')
      ('var result = multiply(%d, n+%d)', val, val)
      ('return result')
    ('}')

  // use fn.toString() if you want to see the generated source

  return fn.toFunction({
    multiply: multiply
  })
}

var addAndMultiply2 = addAndMultiplyNumber(2)

console.log('(3 + 2) * 2 =', addAndMultiply2(3))

Related

See generate-object-property if you need to safely generate code that can be used to reference an object property

License

MIT

Releases

  • 2.0.0 - August 21, 2014 16:53
  • 1.1.0 - August 01, 2014 09:50
  • 1.0.3 - August 01, 2014 09:04
  • 1.0.2 - July 30, 2014 21:39
  • 1.0.1 - July 30, 2014 18:22
  • 1.0.0 - July 30, 2014 17:25
  • 0.0.0 - July 30, 2014 17:17

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