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varname

Convert strings between different variable naming formats

Varname

Convert strings between different variable naming formats.

You can use Varname on the server side with Node.js and npm:

npm install varname

On the client side, you can include the built version of Varname in your page (found in build/varname.js):

<script src="varname.js"></script>

In Node.js you can include Varname in your script by using require:

var varname = require('varname');

If you're just including with a <script>, varname is available as a global variable.

Convert a variable name to camelBack format (capitalize the first letter of all but the first word).
name: (string) The variable name to convert.
return: (string) Returns the converted variable name.

varname.camelback('foo_bar_baz'); // 'fooBarBaz' 

Convert a variable name to CamelCase format (capitalize the first letter of each word).
name: (string) The variable name to convert.
return: (string) Returns the converted variable name.

varname.camelcase('foo_bar_baz'); // 'FooBarBaz' 

Convert a variable name to dash format.
name: (string) The variable name to convert.
return: (string) Returns the converted variable name.

varname.dash('FooBarBaz'); // 'foo-bar-baz' 

Convert a variable name to underscore format.
name: (string) The variable name to convert.
return: (string) Returns the converted variable name.

varname.underscore('FooBarBaz'); // 'foo_bar_baz' 

Split a string into separate variable parts. This allows you to write your own format converters easily. name: (string) The variable name to split.
return: (array) Returns an array of parts.

varname.split('fooBarBaz');
varname.split('FooBarBaz');
varname.split('FOOBarBAZ');
varname.split('foo-bar-baz');
varname.split('foo_bar_baz');
varname.split('♥~foo|bar|baz~♥');
// all return ['foo', 'bar', 'baz'] 

Varname is officially supported in the following browsers:

  • Android Browser 2.2+
  • Edge 0.11+
  • Firefox 4+
  • Google Chrome 14+
  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Safari 5+
  • Safari iOS 4+

To contribute to Varname, clone this repo locally and commit your code on a separate branch.

If you're making core library changes please write unit tests for your code, and check that everything works by running the following before opening a pull-request:

make ci

Varname is licensed under the MIT license.
Copyright © 2015, Rowan Manning