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babel-plugin-source-wrapper

2.1.1 • Public • Published

babel-plugin-source-wrapper

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Babel plugin for code instrumenting by wrapping code fragments with special functions. Those functions return wrapped value (result of expression evaluating) as is, but associate (attach) meta-data to value. This data contains information about code fragment location and other details, that could be fetched by developer tools (for example component-inspector).

Babel 6 is supported. To use with Babel 5 use plugin version prior 2.0 (^1.3.3).

Example

Source:

var array = [1, 2, 3];
var square = function(a) {
    return a * a;
};
 
var oddSquares = array.map(square).filter(function(n) {
  return n % 2;
});

Result:

Function('...runtime...')(window,"string"==typeof DEVINFO_API_NAME?DEVINFO_API_NAME:"$devinfo");
 
var array = $devinfo([1, 2, 3], {
  loc: "path/to/filename.js:1:13:1:22"
});
var square = $devinfo(function (a) {
  return a * a;
}, {
  loc: "path/to/filename.js:2:14:4:2"
});
 
var oddSquares = $devinfo($devinfo(array.map(square), {
  loc: "path/to/filename.js:6:18:6:35"
}).filter($devinfo(function (n) {
  return n % 2;
}, {
  loc: "path/to/filename.js:6:43:8:2"
})), {
  loc: "path/to/filename.js:6:18:8:3"
});

Now you can get a meta-data by reference:

console.log($devinfo.get(array));
// > { loc: "path/to/filename.js:1:13:1:22" }
 
console.log($devinfo.get(square));
// > { loc: "path/to/filename.js:2:14:4:2" }

Install

npm install babel-plugin-source-wrapper --save-dev

Usage

babel.transform(content, {
    sourceMaps: true,
    plugins: [
        require('babel-plugin-source-wrapper')
        // or
        require('babel-plugin-source-wrapper').configure({
            // options
        })
    ],
    ...
});

Options

All options are optional.

registratorName

  • Type: String
  • Default: $devinfo

Set custom name for wrap function. This function also will be host of API.

blackbox

  • Type: Array or false
  • Default: ["/bower_compontents/**", "/node_modules/**"]

List of minimatch masks for source filenames, which dev info should be marked as blackbox. Info with blackbox: true has lower priority and overrides by info without this marker.

basePath

  • Type: String or false
  • Default: false

Sometimes plugin gets absolute file paths. But for some reasons relative to some location path required. In this case basePath could be used. For example, if option is not set:

var foo = $devinfo([], {
    loc: "/Users/name/git/projectpath/to/filename.js:1:11:1:13"
});

But if basePath is set to '/Users/name/git/project',

var foo = $devinfo([], {
    loc: "path/to/filename.js:1:11:1:13"
});

runtime

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

If set to true runtime API injected in every instrumented script (min version). It's add ~500 extra bytes to each script, but it's most simple way to make instrumented code works out of the box.

Using with build tools

Webpack

Example config for webpack to use plugin:

module.exports = {
    // ...
 
    devtool: 'source-map',  // source maps should be used to hide wrapping code
 
    babel: {
        plugins: [
            // in case you are using React, this plugin should be applied
            // before babel-plugin-source-wrapper
            // otherwise component names will not to be shown propertly
            require('babel-plugin-react-display-name'),
 
            require('babel-plugin-source-wrapper').configure({
                // webpack sends absolute paths to plugins
                // but we need paths relative to project root
                basePath: process.cwd(),
 
                // inject runtime in instrumented sources
                runtime: true
            })
        ]
    }
};

If custom name for API required, config should be extended:

var webpack = require('webpack');
 
module.exports = {
    // ...
 
    plugins: [
        new webpack.DefinePlugin({
            DEVINFO_API_NAME: '"customApiName"'
        })
    ],
 
    babel: {
        plugins: [
            require('babel-plugin-source-wrapper').configure({
                // ...
                registratorName: 'customApiName'
            })
        ]
    }
};

Configuring babel loader for webpack.

var babelLoaderQuery = {
    plugins: [
        'react-display-name',
        'source-wrapper'
    ],
    extra: {
        'source-wrapper': {
            // webpack sends absolute paths to plugins
            // but we need paths relative to project root
            basePath: process.cwd(),
 
            // inject runtime in instrumented sources
            runtime: true
        }
    }
};
 
module.exports = {
    // ...
 
    loaders: [{
      test: /\.jsx$/,
      loader: 'babel?' + JSON.stringify(babelLoaderQuery)
    }],
};

basisjs-tools

You don't need use this plugin directly with basisjs-tools, just use basisjs-tools-instrumenter that do all necessary job for you.

Runtime API

Plugin package contains simple implementation of runtime API. It could be injected by plugin in every single instrumented source if runtime option is used. Or you can inject runtime once in your html file directly:

<script src="node_modules/babel-plugin-source-wrapper/runtime.js"></script>

IMPORTANT: Script should be included before any instrumented script. Otherwise instrumented source will throw an exception about missed functions.

Custom runtime API

You could implement your own API version for instrumenting sources.

API should be presented by function, that's also host for other functions (methods). This function should return ref value as is. Arguments:

  • ref - wrapped value (result of expression)
  • data - meta-data, that could be attached to value
  • force - old meta-data should be overrided by new one

Additional methods:

  • set(ref, data, force) – alias for main function
  • get(ref) – function to retrieve stored data for ref
  • wrapDecorator(decorator, wrapperData, prevValueData) – function for wrapping ES7 decorator expressions; should return function that invokes decorator and returns it result

Boilerplate for custom implementation:

(function(){
    var apiName = typeof DEVINFO_API_NAME == 'string' ? DEVINFO_API_NAME : '$devinfo';
 
    if (window[apiName]) {
        return;
    }
 
    var setter = function(ref, data, force){
        // you implementation goes here
        return ref;
    };
    var api = setter;
 
    api.set = setter;
    api.get = function(ref) {};
    api.wrapDecorator = function(decorator, wrapperData, prevValueData) {
        return function() {
            return decorator.apply(this, arguments);
        };
    };
 
    window[apiName] = api;
})();

Custom name of API (wrapping function)

By default API name is $devtools. In case you need for another name there are options:

  • use registratorName plugin option to set name for wrapping function
  • define global variable DEVINFO_API_NAME with desired name of API or replace it's occurences in source, to make known to other tools the correct name for API

Meta-data

Meta-data could contains those properties:

  • loc (String) expression definition code fragment location, in format: filename:startLine:startColumn:endLineEnd:endColumn
  • blackbox (Boolean) means that data is from blackboxed files and has low priority. Any non-blackboxed meta-data could override this data.
  • map (Object) if literal object is wrapped, this property contains locations for every single value.

Problem solving

My source code became ugly, I can't read it anymore

Use source maps. It can't be set up in babel settings.

It also can be set up in your building tools setting. See webpack config for example.

I always see runtime code while debugging, it's annoying

Just blackbox runtime script in your browser, and you'll never see it again.

Blackbox runtime script

When I get source location it points to library source by not to my source

Use blackbox setting to specify library files. Info info those files has lower priority and mostly overrides by info in your sources.

Related projects

  • Component Inspector – developer tool to inspect components that can open component creation source location in editor. Has integrations for React, Backbone and can be adopted for other frameworks. Using meta-data provided by this plugin to show details about components.
  • open-in-editor – module to open file in editor by location reference.
  • express-open-in-editorExpress extension to open files from browser by GET request.

License

MIT

Install

npm i babel-plugin-source-wrapper

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