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    genial

    1.6.0 • Public • Published

    Genial

    While other generator/templating/scaffolding tools like yeoman and plop are really good at what they do, I felt they somehow still get in the way of the programmer and could be made much simpler.

    I really liked how plop colocates the templates with the project, making them much more maintainable (each project manages its own templates). What I don't like, however, is that I need to go trough a menu int the terminal every time I want to invoke a generator, answering the questions one by one. I prefer giving the generator all it needs to go to work immediatly. So instead of:

    $ plop foo
    [FOO] What is the foo's name? Bar
    [FOO] More baz or not? Y
    [FOO] Imports? fleep
    [FOO] Imports? floop
    [FOO] Imports? flap
    [FOO] Imports?
    ...
    

    I like to write:

    $ genial foo --name Bar --baz --import fleep --import floop --import flap
    

    With genial you can define all the templates parameters and how they should be invoked, genial takes care of the rest. Everything that is specified on the command line will not be asked, everything that isn't will be asked just like with plop. All a template writer needs to do is specify the names and types of the parameters and possibly add a description.

    Usage

    todo

    Todo

    • allow for other options to be set in genfile (eg. no-color, verbose, ...)

    • boolean flags should hvae a no-name version to explicitly set to false

    • add genfile.js documentation

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    Install

    npm i genial

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    3

    Version

    1.6.0

    License

    ISC

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    • romeovs