ink-strings

The purpose of the *ink-strings* library is to gather up the best of the available string libraries and edit them into a single, somewhat cohesive whole that runs on server and client.

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ink-strings

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Motivation

JavaScript string support isn't all that and a bag of chips. A number of libraries have been created to overcome the limitation and gaps in the String object, but none have met all of the needs I have encountered. Also differing implementations have created some inconsistent results. And although it is anathema to hardcore nodeistas to say this, I was spoiled by Ringo's string tools.

The purpose of the ink-strings library is to gather up the best of the available string libraries and edit them into a single, somewhat cohesive whole that runs on server and client. This includes components and bit and pieces of each of these excellent tools:

And a few others, see the NOTICES.md file for details on the licenses for the tools being used.

Installation

npm install ink-strings

Usage

From node: var strings = require("ink-strings");

On the web: Copy dist/ink.strings.js or dist/ink.strings.min.js to your assets directory and then load it directly

<script src="js/ink.strings.js"></script>
<script>
    // all of the methods hang right off of window.ink.strings
    var goHome = ink.strings.repeat("there's no place like home", 3);
</script>

Documentation

ink-strings comes with a pretty big set of methods and a few classes. The documentation is broken up by category, but all methods are published from the main ink-strings module.

Contributing

Yes! Contribute. Make sure your code looks essentially like the code you see. Document using JSDoc tags.

Make sure you have grunt-cli installed globally. To test, you will also need nodeunit installed globally. To test:

nodeunit tests/

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License

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 OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Portions covered by the Apache Licence Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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