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req2

A super-duper replacement for require.

req2

req2 is an enhanced replacement for 'require' in Node.js. It's also really handy in CoffeeScript.

Why?

I always wanted to be able to require multiple modules via destructuring assignment so as to keep things smaller and tidyer. I also figured that require should be able to read in the text from a file too. That bit is synchronous right now, but later on I may have it detect pairs of files and callbacks.

Features

  • Works as normal.

      //JavaScript
      var module = require('req2')('module');
    
      #CoffeeScript:
      module = require('req2')('module')
      #or
      module = require('req2') 'module'
    
  • Require multiple modules (as either mutiple arguments or as an array), returned in an array.

      //JavaScript
      var modules = require('req2')('module0','module1');
      var module0 = modules[0];
      var module1 = modules[1];
      //or
      var modules = require('req2')(['module0','module1']);
      var module0 = modules[0];
      var module1 = modules[1];
      
      #CoffeeScript
      [module0,module1] = require('req2') 'module0','module1'
      #or
      [module0,module1] = require('req2') ['module0','module1']
    
  • Open files (with fs.readFileSync).

      //JavaScript
      var file = require('req2')('./file.txt');
      
      #CoffeeScript:
      file = require('req2') './file.txt'
    

Future Stuff

  • Async file reads.
  • HTTP
  • Automatically installing packages via npm? (Not sure if I want to do this one.)

License

See LICENSE.txt