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before, after, and around hooks for sync and async functions

also known as aspect-oriented programming

npm install --save aspects

example

const { before, after, around } = require('aspects').sync
const { all: catNames, random: catName } = require('cat-names')
 
// suppose a function 
function hello (name) {
  return `Hello, ${name}!`
}
 
console.log(hello(catName()))
// Hello, Misty! 
 
// what if we could hook into _before_ 
// the function runs to check its arguments? 
function onlyCats ([name]) {
  return (catNames.indexOf(name) !== -1)
    ? [name]
    : new Error(`${name} is not a cat name.`)
}
 
console.log(before(hello, onlyCats)(catName()))
// Hello, Bandit! 
console.log(before(hello, onlyCats)(reverse(catName())))
// Error: aloL is not a cat name. 
//    at before.sync (example.js:13:7) 
//    at before.js:8:17 
//    at Object.<anonymous> (example.js:17:13) 
 
// or _after_ to change the return value? 
function loud (value) {
  return value.toUpperCase()
}
 
console.log(after(hello, loud)(catName()))
// HELLO, SNICKERS! 
 
// or _around_, to wrap the function? 
function character (fn, args) {
  return fn.apply(null, args.map(a => a[0])) + '!!!'
}
 
console.log(around(hello, character)(catName()))
// Hello, M!!!! 
 
// utility function 
function reverse (str) {
  return str.split('').reverse().join('')
}

usage

aspects = require('aspects')

{ before, after, around } = aspects

fn = before.sync(fn, hook)

fn is sync function: uses return

hook is function of shape (args) => Error | newArgs

fn = before.async(fn, hook)

fn is async function: the last argument is an error-first callback

hook is function of shape (args, cb) => cb(Error, newArgs)

fn = after.sync(fn, hook)

fn is sync function: uses return

hook is function of shape (value) => Error | newValue

fn = after.async(fn, hook)

fn is async function: the last argument is an error-first callback

hook is function of shape (value, cb) => cb(Error, newValue)

fn = around.sync(fn, hook)

fn is sync function: uses return

hook is function of shape (fn, args) => newFn

fn = around.async(fn, hook)

fn is async function: the last argument is an error-first callback

hook is function of shape (fn, args, cb) => newFn

inspiration

license

The Apache License

Copyright © 2016 Michael Williams

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.