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    gulp-define-module

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    gulp-define-module

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    The gulp define module plugin produces modules from an input source. It allows other plugins to offload module definition to a separate plugin. For consistency, the input source should contain a single JavaScript expression and should not contain a trailing semicolon.

    An example input file to create a callable module:

    {
      start: function() {},
      end: function() {},
      version: "1.0"
    }

    Transformed to CommonJS/Node (defineModule('commonjs') or defineModule('node')):

    module.exports = {
      start: function() {},
      end: function() {},
      version: "1.0"
    };

    Transformed to AMD (defineModule('amd')):

    define([], function() {
      return {
        start: function() {},
        end: function() {},
        version: "1.0"
      };
    });

    Transformed to ES6 (defineModule('es6')):

    export default {
      start: function() {},
      end: function() {},
      version: "1.0"
    };

    Transformed to Hybrid (defineModule('hybrid')):

    (function(definition) {
      if (typeof exports === 'object') { module.exports = definition(); } // CommonJS
      else if (typeof define === 'function' && define.amd) { define([], definition); } // AMD
      else { definition(); } // Browser
    })(function() {
      return {
        start: function() {},
        end: function() {},
        version: "1.0"
      };
    });

    Transformed to Plain (defineModule('plain')):

    {
      start: function() {},
      end: function() {},
      version: "1.0"
    };

    To use the module simply include it in your gulp pipeline:

    var emberEmblem = require('gulp-ember-emblem');
    var defineModule = require('gulp-define-module');
     
    gulp.task('templates', function(){
      gulp.src(['client/templates/*.hbs'])
        .pipe(emberEmblem())
        .pipe(defineModule('commonjs'))
        .pipe(gulp.dest('build/templates/'));
    });

    API

    defineModule(type, [options])

    type

    Type: String
    Default: bare

    The desired output type. One of the following:

    • commonjs - Produce CommonJS modules
    • node - Produce Node modules (alias for commonjs)
    • amd - Produce AMD modules
    • es6 - Produce ES6 modules
    • hybrid - Produce hybrid modules that can be used in most environments
    • plain - Return an unmolested function definition

    options.require

    Type: Object
    Default: {}

    An object containing dependencies that should be imported for this module. This option is only supported for commonjs, node, amd, es6 and hybrid modules. For other systems, you will have to manage the dependency loading in another way.

    The property name in the object should be the value of the variable that the dependency will be accessed from, and the property value should be the name of the dependency.

    For instance, { Library: 'library' } will produce:

    CommonJS/Node

    var Library = Library || require('library');
     
    module.exports = {};

    AMD

    define(['library'], function(Library) {
      return {};
    });

    ES6

    import Library from "library";

    Hybrid

    (function(definition) {
      if (typeof exports === 'object') { module.exports = definition(require('library')); } // CommonJS
      else if (typeof define === 'function' && define.amd) { define(['library'], definition); } // AMD
      else { definition(Library); } // Browser
    })(function(Library) {
      return {};
    });

    options.wrapper

    Type: String
    Default: false

    Wrapper in which to wrap input modules. This wrapper will be processed through lodash.template with the following context:

    gulp-handlebars, for instance, sets a wrapper of "Handlebars.template(<%= contents %>)".

    options.context

    Type: Object or Function
    Default: undefined

    Extend the context that's used to process the wrapper. If you pass an object, it will simply be merged with the default context.

    A function argument should have the signature function(context) { return {}; }. The default context will be passed to your function and you can return new values to add to the context. For instance, you can create complex definitions on a per-file basis.

    defineModule('plain', {
      wrapper: 'MyApp.templates["<%= templateName %>"] = <%= contents %>',
      context: function(context) {
        var file = context.file;
        var name = path.relative(file.cwd, file.path)
          .slice(0, -path.extname(file.path).length)
          .split(path.sep).join('.');
        return { templateName: name };
      }
    })

    This will result in a template file, app/view.js with an empty function, function() {}, being compiled to MyApp.templates["app.view"] = function() {};.

    options.name

    Type: Function
    Default: undefined

    This option only works with defineModule('amd',...) and therefore has no effect on other module types.

    This function receives the file path as argument and should return a name for the amd module. For example:

    defineModule('amd', {
      name: function(filePath) { return "moduleName"; }
    })

    If no naming function is present, an anonymous amd module will be created.

    This can be used with Hogan, for example:

    gulp.src('client/templates/**/*.mustache')
      .pipe(hoganCompiler())
      .pipe(rename(function(filePath) { filePath.extname = '.mustache.js' })
      .pipe(defineModule('amd', {
        require: {
          Hogan: 'hogan'
        },
        name: function(filePath) {
          return filePath.split(process.cwd() + '/')[1].replace('.js', '')
        }
      }))
      .pipe(gulp.dest('build/templates/'));

    This will result in the following template file:

    define("build/templates/path/to/template.mustache", ["hogan"], function(Hogan) { ... })

    For gulp plugin developers

    Plugin developers can pass options on to this plugin so that users don't have to define values that may be the most common setup for modules.

    To do so set the defineModuleOptions on the file object. This object will be merged with options that users pass in to their defineModule pipe (user's options take precedence). It's recommended that if you define wrapper in these options, that you make it a single value from the context for usage simplicity.

    For an example, see gulp-ember-emblem.

    License

    This project is distributed under the MIT license.

    Install

    npm i gulp-define-module

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