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cint

A Javascript utility belt with an emphasis on Functional Programming.

NPM version

Usage

Read the API (below) or check out some examples used in the unit tests.

Installation

Client-Side

Bower:

bower install cint --save

Include it:

<script src="bower_components/cint/cint.min.js"></script>

Server-Side

Install it:

npm install cint --save

Require it:

var cint = require("cint");

Unit Tests

npm test

API

Function

/** Returns a function that returns the inverse of the given boolean function. */
cint.not(f)

/** Returns a new function that inserts the given curried arguments to the inner function at the specified index of its runtime arguments.
	i.e. _.partial(f, args...) is equivalent to cint.partialAt(f, 0, args) and _.partialRight(f, args...) is equivalent to cint.partialAt(f, n, args) where n is the arity of the function.
*/
cint.partialAt(f, index, curriedArgs)

/** Returns a new function that calls the given function with a limit on the number of arguments. */
cint.aritize(f, n)

/** Recursively invokes the given function with no parameters until it returns a non-functional value. */
cint.callTillValue(value)

/** Calls the given function as normal, then passes its inputs and output to the spier (defaults to console.log) */
cint.spy(f, spier)

/** Returns a copy of the given function that calls the original function in the context of the first argument. Passes arguments 1..n as normal. */
cint.inContext(f)

/** Converts the given synchronous function into an asynchronous function that applies its arguments to the original function and invokes callback(error, result) */
cint.toAsync(f)

String

/** Performs variable substitution on the string, replacing items in {curly braces}.
	Based on supplant by Douglas Crockford http://javascript.crockford.com/remedial.html
*/
cint.supplant(str, o)

/** Returns true if the string starts with the given substring. */
cint.startsWith(str, sub)

/** Returns the substring before the first instance of the given delimiter. */
cint.before(str, delim)

/** Returns the substring after the first instance of the given delimiter. Returns the whole string if the delimiter is not found. */
cint.after(str, delim)

/** Returns the substring between the given delimiters. */
cint.betweenstr, left, right)

/** Wraps a string with a left and right */
cint.bookend(middle, left, right)

/** Returns a single string that repeats the string n times. */
cint.repeatString(str, n, delim)

/** Capitalizes the first letter of each word in the given string. */
cint.toTitleCase(str)

Number

/** Returns the ordinal value (like '1st' or '2nd') of the given integer. */
cint.ordinal(n)

/** Invokes the given function n times, passing the index for each invocation, and returns an array of the results. */
cint.mapNumber(n, f)

Array

/** Returns a list of values plucked from the property from the given array. If the values are functions, they wll be bound to the array item. */
cint.pluck(arr, property)

/** Group the array of objects by one of the object's properties or mappable function. Returns a dictionary containing the original array's items indexed by the property value. */
cint.group(arr, propOrFunc)

/** Group the array of objects by one of the object's properties or mappable function. Returns an array of { key: ___, items: ___ } objects which represent all the items in the original array grouped by the value of the specified grouping key. */
cint.orderedGroup(arr, propOrFunc)

/** Returns a dictionary whose keys are the values of the array and values are the number of instances of that value within the array. */
cint.tally(arr)

/** Tally the property values of an array of object, grouping the counts for each property under its value.
e.g.
[
	{
		ideal: 4,
		past: 3,
		present: 7
	},
	{
		ideal: 5,
		past: 7,
		present: 7
	}
]

=>

{
	"4": {
		ideal: 1
	},
	"3": {
		past: 1
	}
	"5": {
		ideal: 1
	}
	"7": {
		present: 2,
		past: 1
	}
}
*/
cint.tallyProps(arr)

/** Returns the unique values in the array. */
cint.unique(arr)

/** Returns the reverse of the given array. Unlike the native reverse, does not modify the original array. */
cint.reversed(arr)

/** Indexes into an array, supports negative indices. */
cint.index(arr, i)

/** Returns a new array containing the elements of the given array shifted n spaces to the left, wrapping around the end. */
cint.rotate(arr, n)

/** Creates an object with a property for each element of the given array, determined by a function that returns the property as a { key: value }. */
cint.toObject(arr, f)

/** Returns the first item in the given array that returns true for the given function. If no item is found, returns null. */
cint.find(arr, f)

/** Returns the first item in the given array whose specified property matches the given value. */
cint.findByProperty(arr, prop, value)

/** Functional, nondestructive version of Array.prototype.splice. */
cint.spliced(arr, index, howMany/*, elements*/

/** Returns an array of sequential integers from start to end (inclusive). If only one parameter is specified, start is 1. */
cint.range(start, end)

/** Returns a new array that only includes items with a specific value of a given property. */
cint.filterBy(arr, prop, value)

/** Breaks up the array into n evenly-sized chunks. 
	Solution from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8188548/splitting-a-js-array-into-n-arrays
*/
cint.chunk(a, n)

Object

/** Returns an array of the object's values. */
cint.values(o)

/** Returns a new object with the given key and value. */
cint.keyValue(key, value)

/** Gets the value of a key of the given object. */
cint.getValue(o, key)

/** Sets the value of the given key and returns the object. */
cint.setValue(o, key, value)

/** Creates a mapping function that applies the given function to the value of the specified key. */
cint.mapOverKey(f, originalKey, newKey)

/** Join the object into a single string with the given separators separating properties from each other as well as values. */
cint.joinObject(obj, propSeparator, valueSeparator)

/** Returns true if the object has no non-undefined properties.
	@author	Douglas Crockford http://javascript.crockford.com/remedial.html
*/
cint.isEmpty(o)

/** Returns the number of properties on the given object. */
cint.numProperties(o)

/** Returns a new object with the given objects merged onto it. Non-undefined properties on later arguments override identical properties on earlier arguments. */
cint.merge(/*obj1, obj2, obj3, ...*/)

/** Returns a new object where f(key, value) returns a new key-value pair for each property. */
cint.mapObject(obj, f)

/** Returns an array whose items are the result of calling f(key, value) on each property of the given object. If f is undefined, returns a list of { key: ___, value: ___ } objects. */
cint.toArray(obj, f)

/** Returns a new object that only includes the properties of the given obj for which f(key, value) is true. */
cint.filterObject(obj, f)

/** Changes the specified keys in an object. 
	@example cint.changeKeys(
		{ fname: 'Raine', lname: 'Lourie', specialty: 'Javascript' }, 
		{ fname: 'first', lname: 'last' }
	)
*/
cint.changeKeys(obj, changedKeys)

/** Calls a function on an object and returns the object (for chaining purposes). */
cint.tap(f, o)

/* console.log's the given object and returns the object (for chaining purposes). */
cint.look(o)

Utility

/** Adds two numbers. */
cint.addTwo(x, y)

/** Adds all given arguments. */
cint.add(/*x,y,z,...*/)

/** Compares two items lexigraphically.	Returns 1 if a>b, 0 if a==b, or -1 if a<b. */
cint.compare(a,b)

/** Returns a function that compares the given property of two items. */
cint.compareProperty(property)

/** Returns a compare function that can be passed to Array.sort to sort in the order of the given array of properties. A property can also be appended with ' ASC' or ' DESC' to control the sort order.
*/
cint.dynamicCompare(props)

/** Returns true if all the items in a are equal to all the items in b, recursively. */
cint.equals(a,b)

/** in operator as a function. */
cint.hasKey(creamFilling, donut)

/** Returns true if the given value is not undefined, null, or an empty string. */
cint.hasValue(x)

/** Returns a string representation of the given scalar, array, or dictionary. */
cint.hash(o)

/** Generates a pseudo-random string that can be assumed to be unique.
	@remarks	untestable
*/
cint.guid()

/** Returns a string representing the type of the object, with special handling for null and arrays.
	@author	Douglas Crockford http://javascript.crockford.com/remedial.html
*/
cint.typeOf(value)

/** Create a new instance of the given constructor with the given constructor arguments. Useful for higher order programmer where the new keyword won't work. */
cint.createNew(C, args)

/** Converts the given value to a string by calling its toString method. */
cint.intoString(value)