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broquire

Require different values in a web browser.

broquire

Require different values in a web browser.

This module allows you to explicitly load different modules on the client than on the server without the need for aliasing. You can point to polyfilled globals, custom objects or functions or nothing at all. Subsequently, Browserify will be "tricked" out of bundling the original module, keeping your file size small.

Node.js >= 4 is required. To install, type this at the command line:

npm install broquire

In Node.js, the return value is always identical to regular require.

In a web browser, an empty Object will be returned if no browserValue is given:

var broquire = require("broquire")(require);
var utilities = broquire("./utils");
if (utilities.cleanup === undefined) utilities.cleanup = function(){};

If an Object is passed, then it will be returned:

var broquire = require("broquire")(require);
var utilities = broquire("./utils", { cleanup:function(){} });

If a String is given, then window[browserValue] will be returned:

var broquire = require("broquire")(require);
var URL = broquire("whatwg-url", "window").URL;

Has a value of true when running in a web browser, and false when running in Node.js

Has a value of true when running in Node.js, and false when running in a web browser.

Why do I need to pass require in to this function?

Every time Node.js executes a file, it gives you a version of require that will resolve modules relative to that file and directory. Passing your require to broquire allows it to import modules exactly as you would with a regular require statement.