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gulp-runtime

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gulp-runtime

documentation - install - setup - why

var gulp = require('gulp-runtime').create();
 
gulp.task('default', ['--tasks', '--version']);
var gulp = require('gulp-runtime').create();
 
gulp.task('build :src :dest', function () {
  return gulp.src(this.params.src)
    // transform, compress, etc. 
    .pipe(gulp.dest(this.params.dest));
});
 
gulp.task('default',
  gulp.parallel('build src/**/*.js build')
);
var gulp = require('gulp-runtime').create();
 
gulp.task('read src', function (callback, src, dest) {
  dest = path.join(dest, new Date().toISOString());
  console.log('from', src, 'to', dest);
 
  var stream = gulp.src(src);
 
  callback(null, stream, dest);
});
 
gulp.task('write', function (done, stream, dest) {
  return stream.pipe(gulp.dest(dest));
});
 
// the default takes any arguments after '--' from the terminal 
gulp.task('default',
  gulp.series('read src', 'write')
);

write

node gulplfile.js -- src/**/*.js build

and arguments after -- will be passed to the default task.

Just as gulp#4.0

var gulp = require('gulp-runtime').create();
 
function build (done, src, dest) {
  console.log('from', src, 'to', dest);
  return gulp.src(src)
    // some build step 
    .pipe(gulp.dest(dest));
}
 
function minify (done, src, dest) {
  return gulp.src(src)
    // minify 
    .pipe(gulp.dest(dest));
}
 
gulp.task('default',
  gulp.series(build, minify)
);
var styles = require('gulp-runtime').create();
 
styles.task('less', function (done, sources, dest) {
  var less = require('gulp-less');
  var options = require('./build/options');
 
  return gulp.src(sources)
    .pipe(less(options.less))
    .pipe(gulp.dest(dest));
});
 
styles.task('default', ['less']);
 
exports = module.exports = styles;
var gulp = require('gulp-runtime').create({ repl: true });
 
gulp.task(':number', function (done) {
  setTimeout(done, 100);
});
 
gulp.task('default', ['one', 'two']);

go to the terminal and do

node gulpfile.js

which will run a REPL with the tasks defined.

With npm

npm install --save-dev gulp-runtime

Soon after I started to use gulp it came to mind

I want a REPL for this

Mainly because a REPL is the closest to define and use as you like. If that was possible then writing task names in this REPL will run them just as doing the same from the command line.

Then I realized that what I really liked from gulp is the way you can bundle and compose async functions and how its this done under the hood. For that I had to try to do it by myself.

The above has lead to gulp-repl, parth, runtime and finally gulp-runtime.

So yeah, it got out of hand :D.

But well oh well, here we are.