determine-value

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determine-value

Extremely simple helper to determine first defined value.

It is basically a wrapper for "or chains" that treats null and 0 as set values instead of "falsy" which is helpful in setting default values:

/* x is defined somewhere */;
let a = x || 1;  //or similar longer chains

The problem with those is that they don't work when you want falsy values (for example: 0, "", null, false) to be treated as proper values.

That is why determine-value was created.

It basically returns first defined argument that is passed to it or undefined if one cannot be found.

It hardly has any code in itself but maybe someone will prefer to have it as an easy dependency instead of writing it from scratch in each project. (just like me)

Installation

To install determine-value in your node project just run this command:

npm i determine-value

Usage

let determineValue = require('determine-value');

let a, b, c = 1;

let i = determineValue(a, b, c); //returns 1

or more commonly to determine default function argument values:

let determineValue = require('determine-value');
    
let someFn = function(a, b, c){
    a = determineValue(a, 1); //set a to 1 if it's undefined
    b = determineValue(b, a+1, false);
}

Licence

ISC License

Copyright (c) 2017, Łukasz Drożdż

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