perceive

Inspect values with peace by readability

#perceive

Inspect values with peace by readability

npm install perceive
var perceive = require('perceive');
 
var value = {
  "multiline": "first line\nsecond line",
  "longlist": [
    "long complicated list", "with not enogth room for it all"
  ],
  "shortlist": [1, 2],
  "doubt": {
    "as string": "true",
    "as boolean": true
  }
};
 
console.log( perceive(value, { colors: true }) );
multiline: |
    first line
    second line
longlist:
    - long complicated list
    - with not enogth room for it all
shortlist: [1, 2]
doubt:
    as string:  "true"
    as boolean: true
var perceive = require('perceive');

The value is what will be formated and can be anything that JSON.stringify can serialize and a few more things, such as:

  • undefined
  • Date
  • Regexp
  • Function

The options object only support a single option colors. If this is true (default is false) the output will be ANSI colorized for a terminal makeing it even more readable.

The actual output is technically YAML, this output format was chosen because:

  • It is much more readable than JSON, e.q. multiline strings particularly.
  • By outputting an actual language you will should be in doubt about what the output means on a data level. If you are its a bug, so please report it.

##License

The software is license under "MIT"

Copyright (c) 2014 Andreas Madsen

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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