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merge-options

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Merge Option Objects

merge-options considers plain objects as Option Objects, everything else as Option Values.

Install

$ npm install --save merge-options

Usage

const mergeOptions = require('merge-options');
 
mergeOptions({foo: 0}, {bar: 1}, {baz: 2}, {bar: 3})
//=> {foo: 0, bar: 3, baz: 2} 
 
mergeOptions({nested: {unicorns: 'none'}}, {nested: {unicorns: 'many'}})
//=> {nested: {unicorns: 'many'}} 
 
mergeOptions({[Symbol.for('key')]: 0}, {[Symbol.for('key')]: 42})
//=> {Symbol(key): 42} 

API

mergeOptions(option1, ...options)
mergeOptions.call(config, option1, ...options)
mergeOptions.apply(config, [option1, ...options])

mergeOptions recursively merges one or more Option Objects into a new one and returns that. The options are merged in order, thus Option Values of additional options take precedence over previous ones.

The merging does not alter the passed option arguments, taking roughly the following steps:

  • recursively cloning[1] Option Objects and arrays until reaching Option Values
  • copying[1] references to Option Values to the result object
const defaultOpts = {
    fn:      () => false,                  // functions are Option Values 
    promise: Promise.reject(new Error()),  // all non-plain objects are Option Values 
    array:   ['foo'],                      // arrays are Option Values 
    nested:  {unicorns: 'none'}            // {…} is plain, therefore an Option Object 
};
 
const opts = {
    fn:      () => true,                   // [1] 
    promise: Promise.resolve('bar'),       // [2] 
    array:   ['baz'],                      // [3] 
    nested:  {unicorns: 'many'}            // [4] 
};
 
mergeOptions(defaultOpts, opts)
//=> 
{
    fn:      [Function],                   // === [1] 
    promise: Promise { 'bar' },            // === [2] 
    array:   ['baz'],                      // !== [3] (arrays are cloned) 
    nested:  {unicorns: 'many'}            // !== [4] (Option Objects are cloned) 
}

config

Type: object

config.concatArrays

Type: boolean
Default: false

Concatenate arrays:

mergeOptions({src: ['src/**']}, {src: ['test/**']})
//=> {src: ['test/**']} 
 
// Via call 
mergeOptions.call({concatArrays: true}, {src: ['src/**']}, {src: ['test/**']})
//=> {src: ['src/**', 'test/**']} 
 
// Via apply 
mergeOptions.apply({concatArrays: true}, [{src: ['src/**']}, {src: ['test/**']}])
//=> {src: ['src/**', 'test/**']} 

Related

  • See object-assign if you need a ES2015 Object.assign() ponyfill
  • See deep-assign if you need to do Object.assign() recursively

Notes

  1. copying and cloning take only enumerable own properties into account

License

MIT © Michael Mayer