@fab1o/type-checking
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@fab1o/type-checking

Throws an Error when data fails to meet params configuration, ensuring data quality, i.e. data is both correct and useful.

npm install @fab1o/type-checking

Documentation

https://github.com/fab1o/type-checking/blob/master/docs/index.md

Usage

import { Types, typecheck } from '@fab1o/type-checking';

Examples

It supports any type of classes and functions.

Classes

import { Types, typecheck } from '@fab1o/type-checking';

class Client {
    constructor(name) {
        const params = {
            name: Types.string
        };

        typecheck(this, params, arguments);
    }

    changeInfo(name) {
        const params = {
            name: Types.string
        };

        typecheck(this, 'changeInfo', params, arguments);
        // or
        typecheck(this, this.changeInfo, params, arguments);
    }
}

new Client(2020);
// error: "Client(name) name expected a String but received a Number: 2020."

const client = new Client('Client');
// success

client.changeInfo();
// error: "Client.changeInfo(name) name expected a String but received undefined."

Functions

It also works with simple functions.

function setYear(year) {
    const params = {
        year: Types.number.optional
    };

    typecheck('setYear', params, arguments);
    // or
    typecheck(setYear, params, arguments);
}

setYear(NaN);
// error: "setYear(year) year expected a Number or null or undefined but received NaN."

setYear(2020);
// success
setYear(null);
// success
setYear();
// success

Just data

Or without a function at all.

const params = {
    name: Types.string,
    year: Types.number
};

const data = {
    name: 'Name',
    year: 2020
};

typecheck(params, data);
// success

Logging

It also supports logging a warn message without throwing an error using .warn (for each parameter or all parameters):

const params = {
    name: Types.string.warn,
    year: Types.numbe.warn
};

const data = {};

typecheck(params, data);
// does not throw an error, uses console.warn() instead

or for all parameters:

typecheck.warn(params, data);

Motivation

  1. Simplification: It makes type-checking clean, declarative, easy to read and maintain;
  2. Performance: Avoids creating the error message before the assertion fails in most cases;
  3. Configurable: Throw your own Error object, and customize the error messages to your liking;
  4. Featureful: Array of types, Optional, Nullable, Undefinable and Logging types, Custom types and User-defined types;
  5. Smart error messages enable easier troubleshooting:
    • Dynamic function signature;
    • Base class parameters indicator;
    • Expected type and expected data;
    • Received data;

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Install

npm i @fab1o/type-checking

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Version

3.9.0

License

MIT

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