module-dep-graph

    0.1.0 • Public • Published

    module-dep-graph

    Automatically track a dependency graph of all commonjs modules in an application

    Installation

    npm i module-dep-graph

    Usage

    Let's say we have the following source code:

    // A.js
    var B = require('./B');
    var C = require('./C');
    module.exports = 'I am module A!';
    // B.js
    var C = require('./C');
    var D = require('./D');
    module.exports = 'I am module B!';
    // C.js
    module.exports = 'I am module C!';
    // D.js
    module.exports = 'I am module D!';

    In the very first file that your program executes, you will want to load module-dep-graphs:

    require('module-dep-graphs'); 

    Then, at any point in the execution of your program, you can dynamically pull the dependency graph of all commonjs modules:

    var A = require('./A');
    var deps = require('module-dep-graph');

    At this point, calling console.log(deps.graph) would produce:

    { '/absolute/path/to/A.js':
       { key: '/absolute/path/to/A.js',
         deps: [ Module[B], Module[C] ],
         reverse: [] },
      '/absolute/path/to/B.js':
       { key: '/absolute/path/to/B.js',
         deps: [ Module[C], Module[D] ],
         reverse: [ Module[A] ] },
      '/absolute/path/to/C.js':
       { key: '/absolute/path/to/C.js',
         deps: [],
         reverse: [ Module[B], Module[A] ] },
      '/absolute/path/to/D.js':
       { key: '/absolute/path/to/D.js',
         deps: [],
         reverse: [ Module[B] ] } }

    Where we see that deps.graph is a cyclic graph represented as a set of key-value pairs of the absolute paths to a module's file, and a node on the graph where each node has:

    • key: the absolute path of the module's source file
    • deps: an array of references pointing to the nodes in the graph of each module that this node directly depends on.
    • reverse: an array of references pointing to the nodes in the graph that directly depend on that node.

    Because of the reverse array, this graph represents an undirected graph of module dependencies.

    Additionally, the module-dep-graph export provides two helpful methods:

    .dependentsOf(key)

    Returns an array of keys (absolute paths) for every module that the provided module key is a dependency of, both directly and indirectly (through sub-dependencies). This is done by walking the graph using the node's reverse property.

    deps.dependentsOf(require.resolve('./C'))
    // [ '/absolute/path/to/A.js', '/absolute/path/to/B.js' ]

    .dependenciesOf(key)

    Returns an array of keys (absolute paths) for every module that the provided module key depends on, both directly and indirectly (through sub-dependencies). This is done by walking the graph using the node's deps property.

    deps.dependenciesOf(require.resolve('./A'))
    // [ '/absolute/path/to/B.js', '/absolute/path/to/C.js', '/absolute/path/to/D.js' ]

    How does it work?

    This module works by using Node's internal module module, and wrapping some of it's internal methods. Namely, the Module._load method. Check the source of this repo, as well as the source of module for more insight.

    License

    MIT

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    npm i module-dep-graph

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