Chiron is a system of CommonJS modules that introduce:
- a type system
- base types
- general-purpose functions
- encoding, decoding
Versions 0.2 and beyond are being developed here on Github. The 0.1 development train is in Subversion at Google Code .
$ npm install chiron
$ tusk install chiron
Chiron modules can be used both on the client and server side. Chiron
ships with a browser-based XHR module loader.
modules.js is a script,
suitable for inclusion on with a
<script> tag in a web page. The
script will instantiate a module system in the page. In the script tag,
put the identifier of your main module in the query string::
If your module library is in an alternate location, you can supply a library path on the query string as well::
Tools for bundling and minimizing modules for production are presently being recreated for this version of Chiron.
modules.js leaves no trace of itself in the DOM or in the global scope
(it does not add any properties to the
window object, and removes its
<script> tag from the DOM. Thus, Chiron is very kind to its
neighbors, and most modules are designed deffensively and non-aggressively.
Chiron is a component of the Tale web-game project.
All contributions are provided under permissive, non-viral licenses including MIT, BSD, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5, Public Domain, or unrestricted.
Copyright (c) 2002-2009 Kris Kowal http://cixar.com/~kris.kowal MIT License
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Kris Kowal http://cixar.com/~kris.kowal/
boost.js, & al:
Steve Levithan http://stevenlevithan.com/
good bits from the Doctype project,
New BSD License
Mark James http://www.famfamfam.com/
Silk icon set,
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License