y-immutable

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STATUS: Alpha WIP - not ready for production use

This is a wrapper for Yjs that aims to provide a consistent immutable API.

y-immutable combines Yjs, a CRDT library with a mutation-based API, with immer, a library for immutable data manipulation using plain JS objects. It is a fork of sep2/immer-yjs.

React example

For vanilla React, the most efficent way is to use useSyncExternalStoreWithSelector:

import bind from 'y-immutable'

// Setup Y store
const doc = new Y.Doc()
const ymap = doc.getMap('appstate.v1')

// Attach y-immutable
const binder = bind(ymap);

// Initialize state
binder.update((state) => (
  // y-immutable data uses the format [ type, value ]
  ['YMap': {
    count: ['number', 0]
  }]
));

// Define an Immer helper hook
function useYImmutable<Selection>(selector: (state: State) => Selection) {
  const selection = useSyncExternalStoreWithSelector(
    binder.subscribe,
    binder.get,
    binder.get,
    selector
  )
  return [selection, binder.update]
}

// use in component
function Component() {
  const [count, update] = useYImmutable((s) => s[1].count[1]) // Don't forget the [1] after each prop!

  const handleClick = () => {
    update((s) => {
      // any operation supported by immer
      s[1].count[1]++
    })
  }

  // will only rerender when 'count' changed
  return <button onClick={handleClick}>{count}</button>
}

// when done
binder.unbind()

For Zustand, see the recipes doc.

Documentation

Typing

Yjs data is encoded in Immer as [type, value] tuples. This is done so that Yjs CRDTs can be represented as plain JS objects (POJOs).

import { deserialize } from 'y-immutable'

const json = ['YArray', [
  ['YMap', {
    title: ['string', 'write tests'],
    checked: ['boolean', true]
  }],
  ['YMap', {
    title: ['string', 'dogfood app'],
    checked: ['boolean', false]
  }]
]]

const ydata = deserialize(json)

The equivalent Yjs object can be converted back to a POJO:

import { serialize } from 'y-immutable'

const yArray = Y.Array.from
const yMap = data => new Y.Map(Object.entries(data))

const ydata = yArray([
  yMap({
    title: 'write tests',
    checked: true
  }),
  yMap({
    title: 'dogfood app',
    checked: false
  })
])

const json = serialize(ydata)

Supported types are:

Yjs/immer binder

The binder wraps a Yjs doc in an immer wrapper, which can then be subscribed to.

  1. import bind from 'y-immutable'.
  2. Create a binder: const binder = bind(doc.getMap("state")).
  3. Add subscription to the snapshot: binder.subscribe(listener).
    1. Mutations in y.js data types will trigger snapshot subscriptions.
    2. Calling update(...) (similar to produce(...) in immer) will update their corresponding y.js types and also trigger snapshot subscriptions.
  4. Call binder.get() to get the latest snapshot.
  5. (Optionally) call binder.unbind() to release the observer.

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