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@gorillascript/grunt-gorilla v0.2.0-0

Compile GorillaScript files to JavaScript.

Getting Started

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install @gorillascript/grunt-gorilla --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


This plugin was designed to work with Grunt 0.4.x. If you're still using grunt v0.3.x it's strongly recommended that you upgrade.

Gorilla task

Run this task with the grunt gorilla command.

Task targets, files and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.



Type: String Default: on Windows, "\r\n", otherwise "\n"

Compilation will use this to join lines.


Type: boolean

Compile the JavaScript without the top-level function safety wrapper.


Type: boolean Default: false

Compile JavaScript and create a .map file linking it to the GorillaScript source.


Type: string Default: ""

Specify the sourceRoot property in the created .map file.


Type: string Default: grunt.file.defaultEncoding, which is "utf8" unless overridden.

The encoding of the resultant .js files. Not recommended to change.


Type: boolean Default: false

Compile and overwrite .js files even if they don't appear to be out-of-date.


Type: boolean Default: false

Instruments output .js files with _$jscoverage support.

Usage Examples

gorilla: {
  compile: {
    files: {
      'path/to/result.js': 'path/to/source.gs', // 1:1 compile
      'path/to/another.js': ['path/to/sources/*.gs', 'path/to/more/*.gs'] // compile into single file

  compileBare: {
    options: {
      bare: true
    files: {
      'path/to/result.js': 'path/to/source.gs', // 1:1 compile
      'path/to/another.js': ['path/to/sources/*.gs', 'path/to/more/*.gs'] // compile into single file
  compileWithMaps: {
    options: {
      sourceMap: true,
      sourceRoot: "path/to" // defaults to ""
    files: {
      'path/to/result.js': 'path/to/source.gs', // 1:1 compile
      'path/to/another.js': ['path/to/sources/*.gs', 'path/to/more/*.gs'] // compile into single file

  glob_to_multiple: {
    expand: true,
    flatten: true,
    cwd: 'path/to',
    src: ['*.gs'],
    dest: 'path/to/dest/',
    ext: '.js'

For more examples on how to use the expand API to manipulate the default dynamic path construction in the glob_to_multiple examples, see "Building the files object dynamically" in the grunt wiki entry Configuring Tasks.

Release History

  • 2013-05-29   v0.1.5   Add the "coverage" option
  • 2013-05-27   v0.1.4   Bugfix with the needs-compiling check
  • 2013-05-27   v0.1.3   Add more logging, and a nice display in verbose mode. Only compile files if the mtime of the .gs is more than that of its .js Add the "overwrite" option, to override the "only-compile-when" check.
  • 2013-05-26   v0.1.2   Add the "encoding" option, defaulting to grunt.file.default-encoding
  • 2013-05-26   v0.1.1   Task is now run asynchronously
  • 2013-05-26   v0.1.0   Initial release

Task submitted by Cameron Kenneth Knight

This file was generated on Sun Jun 10 2018 11:04:38.



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