typechecker

Utilities to get and check variable types (isString, isPlainObject, isRegExp, etc)

TypeChecker


Utilities to get and check variable types (isString, isPlainObject, isRegExp, etc)

Why should I use this instead of say instanceof?

Under certain circumstances instanceof may not return the correct results. This occurs with node's vm module especially, and circumstances where an object's prototype has been dereferenced from the original. As such, for basic == and === checks (like a === null), you're fine not using this, but for checks when you would have done instanceof (like err instanceof Error), you should try to use this instead. Plus things like isEmpty, isEmptyObject and isPlainObject are darn useful!

NPM

  • Use: require('typechecker')
  • Install: npm install --save typechecker

Browserify

  • Use: require('typechecker')
  • Install: npm install --save typechecker
  • CDN URL: //wzrd.in/bundle/typechecker@3.0.0

Ender

  • Use: require('typechecker')
  • Install: ender add typechecker
require('typechecker').isRegExp(/^a/)  // returns true 

Helpers:

  • getObjectType - returns the object string of the value, e.g. when passed /^a/ it'll return "[object RegExp]"
  • getType - returns lower case string of the type, e.g. when passed /^a/ it'll return "regex"

Values:

  • isPlainObject - returns true if the value doesn't have a custom prototype
  • isEmpty - returns true if the value is null or undefined
  • isEmptyObject - returns true if the object has no keys that are its own
  • isNativeClass - returns true if the value is a native ES6 class
  • isConventionalClass - returns true if the value is a function which name starts with a capital letter

Types:

  • isError - returns true if the value is an error, otherwise false
  • isDate - returns true if the value is a date, otherwise false
  • isArguments - returns true if the value is function arguments, otherwise false
  • isClass - returns true if the value is a native or conventional class, otherwise false
  • isFunction - returns true if the value is a function, otherwise false
  • isRegExp - returns true if the value is a regular expression instance, otherwise false
  • isArray - returns true if the value is an array, otherwise false
  • isNumber - returns true if the value is a number ("2" is a string), otherwise false
  • isString - returns true if the value is a string, otherwise false
  • isBoolean - returns true if the value is a boolean, otherwise false
  • isNull - returns true if the value is null, otherwise false
  • isUndefined - returns true if the value is undefined, otherwise false

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  • Benjamin Lupton b@lupton.cc (https://github.com/balupton)

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