npm-trospect

Introspection for NPM packages in an unknown, but discoverable, location.

npm install npm-trospect
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npm-trospect.js

A utility to wrap: require('/package')

It will also allow you to perform additional operations as well as gracefully autogenerate some info for directly referenced classes (as is common for optional subcomponents). Really, it's just for my own use in protolus-resource and I'd prefer to keep it separate to stay neat.

Usage

First include the module:

require.package = require('npm-trospect');

then, use it... in this case we introspect on ourselves:

require.package('npm-trospect');

and we get back the package info, so far no different than a request through require(/package), but if you require a submodule like the optional file body scanner

require.package('npm-trospect/scanner');

...you get an autogenerated payload with just 'name', 'main' and 'autogenerated'.

Speaking of the scanner, just include it:

require.scan = require('npm-trospect/scanner');

then it will add an entry to the package of 'scanned_dependencies' and combine dependencies as 'combined_dependencies'... for async style:

require.scan(require('npm-trospect/scanner'), function(pkg){
    //do stuff
});

or sync style, because you are a callous, freewheeling bastard:

require.scan(require('npm-trospect/scanner'));

if you want to find all commonjs modules inside a particular package you can get a scanned_subpackages entry by:

require.scan.directory(packageData, function(data){
    //do stuff
});

and you can put it all together with:

require.scan.full('package', function(packageData){
    //do stuff
});

which also accepts the package data itself.

Testing

Run the tests at the project root with:

mocha

Enjoy,

-Abbey Hawk Sparrow

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