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    eval

    0.1.6 • Public • Published

    Eval - require() for module content!

    Overview

    This module is a simple way to evaluate a module content in the same way as require() but without loading it from a file. Effectively, it mimicks the javascript evil eval function but leverages Node's VM module instead.

    Benefits

    Why would you be using the eval module over the nativerequire? Most of the time require is fine but in some situations, I have found myself wishing for the following:

    • Ability to supply a context to a module
    • Ability to load the module file(s) from non node standard places

    Or simply to leverage JavaScript's eval but with sandboxing.

    Download

    It is published on node package manager (npm). To install, do:

    npm install eval
    

    Usage

    var _eval = require('eval')
    var res = _eval(content /*, filename, scope, includeGlobals */)

    The following options are available:

    • content (String): the content to be evaluated
    • filename (String): optional dummy name to be given (used in stacktraces)
    • scope (Object): scope properties are provided as variables to the content
    • includeGlobals (Boolean): allow/disallow global variables (and require) to be supplied to the content (default=false)

    Examples

    var _eval = require('eval')
    var res = _eval('var x = 123; exports.x = x')
    // => res === { x: 123 }
    
    res = _eval('module.exports = function () { return 123 }')
    // => res() === 123
    
    res = _eval('module.exports = require("events")', true)
    // => res === require('events')
    
    res = _eval('exports.x = process', true)
    // => res.x === process

    License

    Here

    Install

    npm i eval

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    Version

    0.1.6

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