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glob-filter

1.4.0 • Public • Published

glob-filter.js

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Filter chains, event emitter style, with globs and callbacks.

Register filters using glob events and process matching filter chains. Callbacks may be used in each filter to pass back errors or values asynchronously.

Features

  • Bi-directional control flow with next / callback pairs
  • Add or remove filters while the chain is processed
  • Easy to learn, event emitter style API
  • Test suite runs on Node.js 0.10, PhantomJS, Chrome, Firefox and IE 9 / 10
  • 100% code coverage

Install with npm

npm install glob-filter

Browser support

Use Browserify to create a standalone file.

Filter chain setup

This implementation supports flow in both directions which allows each filter to apply logic before and / or after processing happens on the rest of the chain:

           ┌────────────┐  ┌────────────┐  ┌────────────┐
           │  Filter A  │  │  Filter B  │  │  Filter C  │
           │            │  │            │  │            │
    emit ──┼───> next ──┼──┼───> next ──┼──┼───> next ──┼───> then
           │            │  │            │  │            │      │
callback <─── callback <┼──┼─ callback <┼──┼─ callback <┼── callback
           │            │  │            │  │            │
           └────────────┘  └────────────┘  └────────────┘

Usage

var GlobFilter = require('glob-filter').GlobFilter;
 
var gf = new GlobFilter();
 
gf.addFilter('foo.*', function (next) {
  console.log('Foo');
  next();
});
 
gf.emit('foo.bar', function (err, value) {
  assert.equal(value, 7);
});

Filter implementations

A filter which does not block the chain, the next filter will be invoked immediately:

gf.addFilter(function () {
  // ...
});

A filter that controls when to invoke the next filter:

gf.addFilter(function (next) {
  // ...
  next();
});

A filter that controls when to invoke the callback:

gf.addFilter(function (next, callback) {
  next(function (err, value) {
    // ...
    callback(err, value);
  });
});

You can pass a then function to invoke at the end of the filter chain to emit:

gf.emit('foo.bar', function (callback) {
  callback(null, 42);
}, function (err, value) {
  assert.equal(value, 42);
});

GlobFilter API

  • emit(event[, then][, callback]): Invokes all filters registered for the given event. Matching rules are applied on the event name as descibed in the glob-tree match expressions. If a callback is passed, it will be invoked after all filters returned. If a then function is passed, it will be invoked after all filters called next. It receives a callback as the only argument expecting to be called with (err, value). Invoking the callback causes the filter callback chain to be invoked.
  • addFilter(event, fn): Registers a filter for an event
  • filterOnce(event, fn): Registers a filter for an event that is automatically removed on the first invocation
  • removeFilter(event, fn): Unregisters a filter for an event
  • removeAllFilters([event]): Unregisters all filters, or all filters for the given event. Matching rules are not applied.
  • removeMatchingFilters(event): Unregister all filters matching the given event name as described in the glob-tree match expressions.
  • filters([event][, options]): Returns all filters, or all filters for the given event. Matching rules are applied on the event name as described in the glob-tree match expressions.

Options

The options argument can have these properties:

  • matchers: Emit to matchers, defaults to true
  • listeners: Emit to listeners, defaults to true

The first argument passed to emit can be an object with an event property and any of the above options.

Scope

Filters are invoked with a special scope object. If an object is passed to emit as the event (see Options), that object is used as the scope object.

It is also possible to bind individual filters to specific scope objects:

gf.addFilter({
  event : 'some.event',
  scope : this
}, function () { ... });

Events

  • newFilter: Emitted by addFilter and filterOnce with the event name and the new filter function. Matchers will not receive this event.
  • removeFilter: Emitted by removeFilter and removeAllFilters with the event name and the removed filter function. Matchers will not receive this event.

License

MIT

install

npm i glob-filter

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