Node.js parser of PHP var dumps

pdp === PHP Dump Parser

Node.js parser of PHP var dumps.

npm install pdp

Given a variable, the PHP function print_r will print human-readable information about the variable. This is best illustrated with an example:

$a = array ('a' => 'apple''b' => 'banana''c' => array ('x''y''z'));
print_r ($a);

The above example will output:

    [a] => apple
    [b] => banana
    [c] => Array
            [0] => x
            [1] => y
            [2] => z

Feed the above output inside the <pre> tags to this module and you get a nice JavaScript object literal or Array:

var pdp = require('pdp');
var dump = '...'; // let's imagine we have the entire Array(...) dump here 
console.log(pdp(dump)); // prints: { a: 'apple', b: 'banana', c: [ 'x', 'y', 'z' ] }