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babel-plugin-transform-builtin-classes

0.6.1 • Public • Published

Babel Builtin Classes Fix

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Inspired by Logan Smyth transformer, but actually very different.

This transformer aim is to fix once forever problems with native extends and Custom Elements.

// finally fixed
class List extends Array {}
console.assert(new List instanceof List);
 
// finally fixed too
class MyElement extends HTMLElement {
  connectedCallback() {
    this.textContent = 'hello';
  }
}
 
customElements.define('my-element', MyElement);
 
const node = new MyElement;
console.assert(node.constructor === MyElement);
console.assert(node instanceof MyElement);
console.assert(node instanceof HTMLElement);
 
document.body.appendChild(node);

Usage

In your Babel 6 configuration, for example in a .babelrc you might have the following, which would enable the plugin and configure it to look for any class extending HTMLElement, Error or Array globals.

{
  "plugins": [
    // either the preset es2015 or at least the following
    "babel-plugin-transform-es2015-classes",
    ["babel-plugin-transform-builtin-classes", {
      "globals": ["Array", "Error", "HTMLElement"]
    }]
  ]
}

However, you can find all known Chrome browser classes already listed in the file lib/.babelrc too.

Rollup

In this case you might need to invert the plugins order:

{
  plugins: [
    ['transform-builtin-classes', {
      globals: ['HTMLElement']
    }],
    'transform-es2015-classes'
    // ... others ...
  ]
}

Compatibility

This transformer works on IE11 and every other browser with Object.setPrototypeOf or __proto__ as fallback.

There is NO IE <= 10 support. If you need IE <= 10 don't use this plugin and/or don't extend natives (recommended).

About logIfPatched option

If you'd like to have a visual feedback when patched classes are encountered, use the logIfPatched: true option.

{
  "plugins": [
    ['transform-builtin-classes', {
      globals: ['Array'],
      logIfPatched: true
    }]
  ]
}

This will output (as console.warn) ✔ builtin extends patched whenever a class is found.

Install

npm i babel-plugin-transform-builtin-classes

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Version

0.6.1

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