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    installation for Node.js

    npm i s-inherit --save

    installation for Browser

    bower i s-inherit --save

    An easy way to make inheritance constructors for "ES5".


    Node util "inherits" gives the mode of inheritance.

    var inherit = require('s-inherit');
    // rewrite constructor
    inherit(Child, Parent); // the same as util.inherits
    // make a instance
    var instance = new Child();

    Make constructor from others

    When constructor inheritance, constructor which inherit got a link to super and broken for origin.Thoughts on the re-use base constructor led to the idea - to create a new constructor that inherits but does not overwrite the other (basic / decorating). This results in the creation of necessary construtors on the basis of any previously created and does not prevent their reuse further.


    var inherit = require('s-inherit');
    // without broken origin constructor
    var NewConstructor = inherit.extend(Child, Parent1, Parent2, Parent3);

    Note: without changing "Child". (NewConstructor != Child)

    usually expects a interface for future class.

    function Interface1 () {
    Interface1.prototype = {
    // different interfaces
    function Interface2 () {
    Interface2.prototype = {

    after that, setting a base functionality.

    function Base1 () {
    Base1.prototype = {
    // different functionality
    function Base2 () {
    Base2.prototype = {

    after that, we want set a realization.

    function Foo1 () {
    Foo1.prototype = {
    // different realizations
    function Foo2 () {
    Foo2.prototype = {

    Example usage compilation for constructors

    var inherit = require('s-inherit');
    // create constructor without broken origin constructor and prototypes
    var Model1 = inherit.extend(Foo1, Base1, Interface1);
    var Model2 = inherit.extend(Foo2, Base2, Interface2);
    // or maybe Some thing more complicated
    // in most cases it really hard to merge
    var Model3 = inherit.extend(Model1, Base2, Interface2);

    Note: But if each of Constructor do not have relation based on inherent and still have the original version. It can be not so hard.


    Sometimes you need to make a decoration of the model, adding methods and fields for a particular implementation without affecting its inheritance, and without breaking the original class. How can it be.


    var inherit = require('s-inherit');
    // make new class decorated for existing class of existing decorator and addition source
    var Decorated = inherit.decorate(Foo1, {top: 100}, {top: 10, left: 100});
    var instance = new Decorated( 'test' );
    instance.top; // => 100 if it not overided from "Foo" constructor

    Note: scenery method ignores the prototypes of the classes.


    say - "We wanna get a SUPER - and that super must be a unique for each model which we defined"

    This is a difficult moment. But I have a proposal for its decision. Since multiple inheritance, the main problem for a unique index transmission, within a single prototype class parent.

    ans - "I offer to attend to yourself about how to point out the Super"

    Extension expects a special method called "_setSuper" and correctly sends the super of model.


    function Foo4 () {
        console.log('Foo4', arguments);
        this.source4 = 'Foo4';
    Foo4.prototype = {
        constructor: Foo4,
        instance: 'Foo4',
        t4: 'Foo4',
        test: function ( some ) {
            this[Super].prototype.test(' foo4 '+ some);
        WTF ???
            it's method to set super by unique name for this Class
            I think this is a good solution for es6
            Since the syntax of classes implementing in ES6 more limits the javascript classes, than expanding their.
    var Super = Symbol();
    Foo4._setSuper = function ( Parent ) {
        // you can call to super or super prototype by this unique name
        this[Super] = this[Super]||Parent;

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