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extract-comments

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Uses esprima to extract line and block comments from a string of JavaScript. Also optionally parses code context (the next line of code after a comment).

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Install

Install with npm:

$ npm install --save extract-comments

Usage

var extract = require('extract-comments');
 
// pass a string of JavaScript
extract(string);

Example

var str = '/**\n * this is\n *\n * a comment\n*/\n\n\nvar foo = "bar";\n';
var comments = extract(str);
console.log(comments);
 
[{
  type: 'block',
  raw: '/**\n * this is\n *\n * a comment\n*/',
  value: 'this is\na comment',
  loc: { start: { line: 1, column: 0 }, end: { line: 5, column: 33 } },
  code:
   { line: 7,
     loc: { start: { line: 7, column: 36 }, end: { line: 7, column: 52 } },
     value: 'var foo = "bar";' }

Extractors

By default, esprima is used for extracting comments. This can easily be changed by passing a function to options.extractor.

The easy way

Use a published module, such as:

Example:

extract(str, {extractor: require('babel-extract-comments')});

If you create a compatible extractor, feel free to do pr or create an issue to add it to the readme!

Roll your own

extract(str, {
  extractor: function(str) {
    // must return an array of tokens with:
    // - type: 'Block', 'CommentBlock', 'Line' or 'CommentLine'
    // - value: the comment inner string
    // - loc: with `start` and `end` line and column
    // example:
    return [
      { 
        type: 'Block',
        {start: { line: 1, column: 0 },
          end: { line: 5, column: 33 }},
        value: ' this is a comment string '
      }
    ];
  }
});

API

extract

Extract comments from the given string.

Params

  • string {String}
  • options {Object}: Pass first: true to return after the first comment is found.
  • tranformFn {Function}: (optional) Tranform function to modify each comment
  • returns {Array}: Returns an array of comment objects

Example

const extract = require('extract-comments');
console.log(extract(string, options));

.block

Extract block comments from the given string.

Params

  • string {String}
  • options {Object}: Pass first: true to return after the first comment is found.
  • returns {String}

Example

console.log(extract.block(string, options));

.line

Extract line comments from the given string.

Params

  • string {String}
  • options {Object}: Pass first: true to return after the first comment is found.
  • returns {String}

Example

console.log(extract.line(string, options));

.first

Extract the first comment from the given string.

Params

  • string {String}
  • options {Object}: Pass first: true to return after the first comment is found.
  • returns {String}

Example

console.log(extract.first(string, options));

Release history

v0.10.0

  • Parsing is now handled by esprima, so only JavaScript can be parsed. I'm working on parsers for other languages and will cross-link those here when they're pushed up.
  • Breaking change: since parsing is now done by esprima, on both the line and block comment objects, the loc.start.pos and loc.end.pos properties have been renamed to loc.start.column and loc.end.column.

v0.9.0

  • Breaking change: lines property was removed from Block comments, since this can easily be done by splitting value

About

Contributing

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
Building docs

(This project's readme.md is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the .verb.md readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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Contributors

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Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2018, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.


This file was generated by verb-generate-readme, v0.6.0, on February 12, 2018.

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