config-reader

A dynamic JSON config file reader for nodejs

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Introduction

NodeJS dynamic config file reader

Instalation

npm install config-reader

Usage

(new confreader()).parseSync(<file_path>);
(new confreader()).parse(<file_path>, callback(<error>, <result>));

Sample

Sync

var confreader = require("config-reader");
try {
   var config = (new confreader()).parseSync("config.json");
} catch (e) {
}
console.log(config);

Async

var confreader = require("config-reader");
(new confreader()).parse("config.json", function(error, config){
   if (error) {
   } else {
      console.log(config);
   }
});

Config Format

# Hey, this config reader allow comment
define(HOME_PATH, function( ){ return process.env.HOME });
define(PROGRAM_PATH, function( ){ return require('path').dirname(require.main.filename) });
define(CUSTOM_PATH, "/home/username/");
define(NUMBER, 5);
define(MULTIPLY, function( a, b ) { return a * b });
{
  "config": "value",
  "useobject": {
     "child1": 0,
     "child2": 1
  },
  "use_array": [0, 1, 2, {}],
  "use_variable": "::CUSTOM_PATH/docs/",
  "use_number": ::NUMBER,
  "use_function": "::HOME_PATH()",
  "use_function2": ::MULTIPLY(2, 3)
}

To Do

  1. Suport more complex config
  2. Allow multiline comment
  3. Allow nested definition, and function call
  4. Ignore trailing comma
  5. ignore quote in key definiton

Documentation

Tests

Contribution

You are welcome to contribute by writing issues or pull requests. It would be nice if you open source your own loaders or webmodules. :)

You are also welcome to correct any spelling mistakes or any language issues, because my english is not perfect...

License

Copyright (c) 2012-2013 Tobias Koppers

MIT (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)

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