indexed-map

An enhanced map that supports easy insertion or deletion at specific position. Give access to entries by index or key. Can be used instead of a linked list.

IndexedMap

A map that maintains the order of entries. Give access to entries by index or key. Keys have to be unique in map.

Stability: 1 Experimental

(Stability Index: http://nodejs.org/api/documentation.html#documentation_stability_index)

npm install indexed-map --production
var IndexedMap = require('indexed-map')
var myMap = IndexedMap();
// add an entry 
myMap.insert('myKey', { myProperty:'My Value' });

Keys have to be of type 'string', values can by any type, there is no restrictions.

  • var myMap = IndexedMap();
  • var myMap = new IndexedMap();

Keyword new is optional, it will be called by IndexedMap itself, if necessary.

  • length {number} the count of entries

  • keys {Array} keys in the current order

    That is not a clone, it is the real keys array of the indexedMap. So do not add, change or remove elements. That would result in an inconsistent state of indexedMap itself.

    The advantage of not cloning the key map is, that you can easily manipulat the order of keys, if you like. So you could use the reverse or sort method of Array.

  • insert( key:string, value:any ):value|null

    Insert new element before the referenced element targetKey. If reference is null or not found, new element is inserted at the end of the list. If key always used in the map, null will be returned.

  • set( key:string, value:any )oldValue|null

    Overwrite the value for the given key. return old value or null, if key not found.

  • move( key:string, targetKey:string )value|null

  • remove( key:string ):oldValue|null

  • has( key:string ):boolean

  • get( key:string ):value|null

  • nextOf( key:string ):key|null

  • prevOf( key:string ):key|null

  • getAt( index:number ):value|null
  • setAt( index:number, value:any ):oldValue|null
  • insertAt( index:number, value:any ):value|null
  • moveAt( index:number, targetIndex:number ):value|null
  • removeAt( index:number ):oldValue|null
  • getFirst():value|null
  • getLast():value|null
  • getPrevOf( key:string ):value|null
  • getNextOf( key:string ):value|null
  • sort(callback) sort the map, that method manipulate the indexedMap. This function is analog to the sort function of Array. if no callback is specified, keys will be sorted lexicographically

    params callback {function(valueA, valueB ):number } - optional

    • called in context of indexedMap
    • compareFunction have to return 0 for equal, <0 for a < b or >0 for a > b
  • find(callback) return the first key, where callback(key, value) returned true.

    param callback {function(key:string, value:object):boolean} - required

    • called for every entry in context of indexedMap. return true will stop the search and return the value of current entry.

    param startIndex {number} - optional position to start the search, default: 0

    returns value or null

  • each(callback) Visit every entry in the indexedMap. Start at given startIndex. Run until end or the given callback returns 'false'.

    param callback {function(key:string, value:object):boolean} - required

    • called for every entry in context of current IndexedMap.
    • stop loop from within the callback function by returning false.

    param startIndex {number} - optional position to start the run, default: 0

    returns null

cd <IndexedMapDir>
npm install .
npm test

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2012 Tobias Lindig

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