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chiron

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Chiron

Chiron is a system of CommonJS modules that introduce:

  • a type system
  • base types
  • general-purpose functions
  • events
  • encoding, decoding
  • hashing
  • caching

Versions 0.2 and beyond are being developed here on Github. The 0.1 development train is in Subversion at Google Code [2].

Node

$ npm install chiron

Narwhal

$ tusk install chiron

Usage

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::

<script src="path/to/modules.js?main"></script>

If your module library is in an alternate location, you can supply a library path on the query string as well::

<script src="/modules.js?path=/js/&main"></script>

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 own <script> tag from the DOM. Thus, Chiron is very kind to its neighbors, and most modules are designed deffensively and non-aggressively.

Legal

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.

License

Copyright (c) 2002-2009 Kris Kowal http://cixar.com/~kris.kowal MIT License

MIT License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Credits

Active Contributions

Kris Kowal http://cixar.com/~kris.kowal/

modules.js, boot.js, base.js, boost.js, & al: integration, MIT License

Steve Levithan http://stevenlevithan.com/

regexp.js, format.js, modules.js, base.js: regular expressions, MIT License

Community Contributions

Google Inc.

base.js http://code.google.com/p/doctype/, good bits from the Doctype project, New BSD License

Mark James http://www.famfamfam.com/

icons/: Silk icon set, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

Ash Searle

printf.js: "Unrestricted" License

References

_[1]: Securable, Interoperable Modules http://wiki.commonjs.org/wiki/Modules _[2]: Chiron at Google Code http://code.google.com/p/chironjs/ -[3]: Narwhal, a server side standard library for JavaScript http://github.com/tlrobinson/narwhal/tree/master -[4]: CommonJS http://wiki.commonjs.org/

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