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proxyequal

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Shallow equal is a good thing, but it compares thing you don't need.

Proxy equal - "MobX"-like solution, which will "magically" compare only used keys.

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Usage

  • Wrap an object with proxyState

  • Run some computations using providing proxyObject. proxyState returns object with shape

    • state - a double of provided state, with tracking enabled
    • affected - list of used keys in a state.
    • seal - disables tracking
    • unseal - enabled tracking
    • replaceState(newState) - replaces top level state, maintaining rest of data.
    • reset - resets tracked keys
  • proxy will collect all referenced or used keys

  • proxyEqual will compare all used "endpoint" keys of 2 objects

  • proxyShallow will compare all used NON "endpoint" keys of 2 objects.

The difference between proxyEqual and proxyShallow is in expectations.

  • proxyShallow is similar to shallowEqual, it compares the top level objects. Might be they are still the same.
  • proxyEqual working on variable-value level, performing (very) deep comparison of objects.

Extra API

  • spreadGuardsEnabled(boolean=[true]) - controls spread guards, or all-keys-enumeration, which makes proxyEqual ineffective.
  • sourceMutationsEnabled(boolean=[false]) - controls set behavior. By default proxied state is frozen.

When to use proxyequal

When you have a big state, for example redux state, but some function (redux selector, or mapStateToProps) uses just a small subset.

Here proxyequal can shine, detecting the only used branches, and comparing only the used keys.

Example

import {proxyState, proxyEqual, proxyShallow} from 'proxyequal';
 
// wrap the original state
const trapped = proxyState(state);
 
// use provided one in computations
mapStateToProps(trapped.state);
 
// first shallow compare
proxyShallow(state, newState, trapped.affected);
 
// next - deep compare
proxyEqual(state, newState, trapped.affected);

Don't forget to disable

const trapped = proxyState(state);
// do something
workWith(trapped.state);
 
trapped.seal();
 
// now tracking is disabled
 
trapped.unseal();
// and enabled

Speed

Uses ES6 Proxy underneath to detect used branches(as MobX), and search-trie to filter out keys for shallow or equal compare.

So - it is lighting fast.

Limitations

Unfortunately, due to Proxy wrappers all objects will be unique each run.

 shallowEqual(proxyState(A), proxyState(A)) === false

There is a undocumented way to solve it, used internally in memoize-state library. Once it will be proven to work stable - we will expose it.

Compatibility

Requires Proxy support, so the proxy-polyfill is included in the common bundle for Internet Explorer 11. How this works may change in future, see issue #15 "ProxyPolyfill is unconditionally imported" for details.

Licence

MIT

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