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Import

Stylus supports both literal @import for CSS, as well as dynamic importing of other Stylus sheets.

Literal CSS

Any filename with the extension .css will become a literal. For example:

 @import "reset.css"

Render the literal CSS @import shown below:

 @import "reset.css"

Stylus Import

When using @import without the .css extension, it's assumed to be a Stylus sheet (e.g., @import "mixins/border-radius").

@import works by iterating an array of directories, and checking if this file lives in any of them (similar to node's require.paths). This array defaults to a single path, which is derived from the filename option's dirname. So, if your filename is /tmp/testing/stylus/main.styl, then import will look in /tmp/testing/stylus/.

@import also supports index styles. This means when you @import blueprint, it will resolve either blueprint.styl or blueprint/index.styl. This is really useful for libraries that want to expose all their features, while still allowing feature subsets to be imported.

For example, a common lib structure might be:

./tablet
  |-- index.styl 
  |-- vendor.styl 
  |-- buttons.styl 
  |-- images.styl 

In the example below, we set the paths options to provide additional paths to Stylus. Within ./test.styl, we could then @import "mixins/border-radius", or @import "border-radius" (since ./mixins is exposed to Stylus).

  /**
   * Module dependencies.
   */

  var stylus = require('../')
    , str = require('fs').readFileSync(__dirname + '/test.styl', 'utf8');

  var paths = [
      __dirname
    , __dirname + '/mixins'
  ];

  stylus(str)
    .set('filename', __dirname + '/test.styl')
    .set('paths', paths)
    .render(function(err, css){
      if (err) throw err;
      console.log(css);
    });

JavaScript Import API

When using the .import(path) method, these imports are deferred until evaluation:

   var stylus = require('../')
     , str = require('fs').readFileSync(__dirname + '/test.styl', 'utf8');

   stylus(str)
     .set('filename', __dirname + '/test.styl')
     .import('mixins/vendor')
     .render(function(err, css){
     if (err) throw err;
     console.log(css);
   });

The following statement...

 @import 'mixins/vendor'

...is equivalent to...

 .import('mixins/vendor') 
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