disect

Bisection helper for javascript

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node-disect

Bisection helper for javascript

Installation

npm install --save disect

Usage

Disect helps you find the first item in a list to satisfy a predicate, nothing more.

disect(0, 100, function (index) {
  return index >= 56;
})
// returns 56


// or with an array
disect([10, 20, 30], function(element, index) {
  return element > 11;
})
// returns 20;

// if you're into that...
Array.prototype.disect = function(predicate) {
  return disect(this, predicate);
}

It can also be used in an asynchronous fashion

disect(0, 100, function (index) {
  return index >= 56;
}, function (res) {
  // res === 56
})


// or with an array
disect([10, 20, 30], function(element, index, callback) {
  process.nextTick(function () {
    callback(element > 11)
  })
}, function (res) {
  // res === 20
})

Reference

disect(min, max, predicate)

Process a bisection on indexes ranging from min to max (max not included) returning the first that satisfies the predicate. This means that all indices superior to the one returned MUST validate the predicate as well. If no index validates the predicate, then max is returned

  • min - Number: the minimum index against which to test
  • max - Number: no indices will be tested that are equal or greater than this
  • predicate - Function(index): A callback to call to test the index. Needless to say, the predicate callback should be stateless

disect(array, predicate)

Same as above, except min and max are mapped to 0 and array.length. The predicates' signature differs.

  • array - Array: The array containing the elements to iterate on
  • predicate - Function(element, index): A callback to call to test the element of the array at the given index

disect(min, max, predicate, callback)

Async version of the previously mention variant

  • min - Number: the minimum index against which to test
  • max - Number: no indices will be tested that are equal or greater than this
  • predicate - Function(index, callback): A callback to call to test the index. The result of the test should be passed to the given callback
  • callback - Function(result): A callback that will be called once the result is found

disect(array, predicate, callback)

You should be able to figure out what this one does

Possible evolutions

  • async predicates -> async result
  • accept iterator instead of range of indices

License

MIT

Copyright (c) 2013 Florent Jaby

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