hashmap

HashMap Class for JavaScript

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HashMap Class for JavaScript

Installation

Using npm:

$ npm install hashmap

Using bower:

$ bower install hashmap

You can download the last stable version from the releases page.

If you like risk, you can download the latest master version, it's usually stable.

To run the tests:

$ npm test

Description

This project provides a HashMap class that works both on Node.js and the browser. HashMap instances store key/value pairs allowing keys of any type.

Unlike regular objects, keys will not be stringified. For example numbers and strings won't be mixed, you can pass Date's, RegExp's, DOM Elements, anything! (even null and undefined)

Examples

Assume this for all examples below

var map = new HashMap();

If you're using this within Node, you first need to import the class

var HashMap = require('hashmap').HashMap;

Basic use case

map.set("some_key", "some value");
map.get("some_key"); // --> "some value"

No stringification

map.set("1", "string one");
map.set(1, "number one");
map.get("1"); // --> "string one"

A regular Object used as a map would yield "number one"

Objects as keys

var key = {};
var key2 = {};
map.set(key, 123);
map.set(key2, 321);
map.get(key); // --> 123

A regular Object used as a map would yield 321

Iterating

map.set(1, "test 1");
map.set(2, "test 2");
map.set(3, "test 3");

map.forEach(function(value, key) {
    console.log(key + " : " + value);
});

Check the tests for some more real code.

LICENSE

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Ariel Flesler

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF

TODO's

  • (?) Allow extending the hashing function in a AOP way or by passing a service
  • Make tests work on the browser
  • Document the public API of HashMap's
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