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optional

Allows you to optionally include modules without surrounding everything with 'try/catch'

OPTIONAL

Node-optional allows you to optionally 'require' modules without surrounding everything with 'try/catch'. Usage and installation is easy and this module itself is very easy and straightforward to use.

  npm install optional
var optional = require("./optional");
 
var express = optional("express");
var fs = optional("fs");
 
console.log("express: " + express);
console.log("fs: " + fs);

Output:

express: null
fs: [object Object]
  • Corrected bug when trying to optionally include relative paths