A convenient super method for the popular JavaScript library, Backbone.js.
JavaScript HTML
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Pull request Compare This branch is 2 commits ahead, 61 commits behind lukasolson:master.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
backbone-super
README.md
package.json

README.md

Backbone-Super

This Backbone.js plugin provides a convenient super method.

Usually, when you're using Backbone.js, you have to do some funky (well, not funky... Javascript-y) stuff to be able to access parent methods.

From the Backbone.js documentation:

Brief aside on super: JavaScript does not provide a simple way to call super — the function of the same name defined higher on the prototype chain. If you override a core function like set, or save, and you want to invoke the parent object's implementation, you'll have to explicitly call it, along these lines:

var Note = Backbone.Model.extend({ set: function(attributes, options) { Backbone.Model.prototype.set.call(this, attributes, options); ... } });


After including this plugin, you can do the same thing with the following syntax:

```javascript
var Note = Backbone.Model.extend({
	set: function(attributes, options) {
		this._super(attributes, options);
	}
});

To use it, simply include it after you include Backbone.js:

<script type="text/javascript" src="backbone.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="backbone-super.js"></script>