super

Extend everything.

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Installation

Super is available for both server-side and the browser.

Node.js

Package is available through npm:

npm install super

And also through component:

component install vesln/super

Getting Started

It can be used is a replacement for node's util.inherits. Especially useful when building modules for both node and the browser.

var inherits = require('super');

// Classes, actually it uses util.inherits.

var EventEmitter = require('events').EventEmitter;
function Foo() {};

inherits(Foo, EventEmitter);
var foo = new Foo;

console.log(foo instanceof EventEmitter); // true
console.log(Foo.super_ == EventEmitter); // true

It can also be used for simple merging or cloning of objects.

// merge
var foo = { bar: 'baz' };
var bar = { foo: 3 };
var baz = inherits(bar, foo);

console.log(baz);

// clone
var bar = { foo: 3 };
var barClone = clone(bar);

And finally, it also provides a helper that will allow for object to easily be extended, similiar to the style in Backbone.js.

function Foo () {
  this._konstructed = true;
  if (this.initialize) this.initialize();
}

Foo.extend = inherits.extend;

var Bar = Foo.extend({
  initialize: function () {
    this._isBar = true;
  }
});

var foo = new Foo()
  , bar = new Bar();

console.log(foo._konstructed); // true
console.log(bar._konstructed); // true
console.log(foo._isBar); // undefined
console.log(bar._isBar); // true

Tests

All:

$ make test

Node:

$ make test-node

Browser:

$ make test-browser

Test coverage:

$ make coverage

License

MIT License

Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Veselin Todorov

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.

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