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    bugpack is a JavaScript package loader that helps make browser and node js package loading consistent. It is designed to work both within node js as well as directly in the browser.

    bugpack provides a simple name base package loading mechanism that depends upon a pre-generated registry called bugpack-registry.json. These files can be produced using the bugpack-registry project. Name based loading makes it very simple to export and require packages without having to update all of your requires every time you move a file.

    The library makes up part of the foundation of our architecture for airbug so check out the docs for an overview of the full power of what the code has to offer. If the library is missing something you need, please let us know!

    Latest Version 0.2.0

    NOTE: This documentation is still being written. If you click on a link and it doesn't go anywhere, it's likely because that portion of the docs hasn't been written yet. If there are parts of the docs you'd like us to focus on, feel free to ask!

    Quick Examples

    Export and require without loading of registry

    var bugpack     = require('bugpack');
    var MyExport = function() {};
    bugpack.export('MyExportName', MyExport);
    // Else where in code...
    var MyExport = bugpack.require('MyExportName');    // MyExport

    Download Source

    The source is available for download from GitHub

    For the web, you can download the packaged scripts here



    For node js, you can install using Node Package Manager npm

    npm install bugpack

    For the web, simply include this script in your application

    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-airbug/bugpack-0.2.0.min.js"></script>


    In node js:

    var bugpack = require('bugpack');
    var SomePackage = bugpack.require('SomePackage');

    In the browser:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-airbug/bugpack-0.2.0.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var bugpack = require('bugpack');
    var SomePackage = bugpack.require('SomePackage');



    BugPack Registry

    BugPack System

    Getting Started

    Generate bugpack-registry.json file

    bugpack-registry.json files are what tell the bugpack system the names of all the available exports and where they can be found. Registry files should generated and placed at the root of either a node module (for node js) or a base url (for the web). Registry files use relative paths to point the bugpack system at files. So once the registry file is generated it should stay at the same relative point as the files that the registry points to...


    I have JS files that have bugpack annotations located at...


    I decide to generate my registry at


    So that the registry now lives at..


    As long as the registry file and the JS files remain relative to one another the system will work.

    e.g. I can move all the contents of /my/path/ to /my/elsewhere/

    So the files are now


    The registry file is still in the same relative path to the JS files, so it will work..

    However, you could not just move the contents of /my/path/somedir/ to /my/path/someotherdir/

    So the files are now


    This would prevent the bugpack system from correctly knowing where the myotherfile.js is located.

    When these breaking changes are made, you will need to regenerate the bugpack-registry.json file




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