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contracts.coffee

contracts.coffee is a dialect of CoffeeScript with contract support.

Contracts allow you to write powerful runtime assertions about your code. Like types but less painful, like assert but more useful.

square :: (Num) -> Num
square = (x) -> x * x

# throws a run-time error
square "a string"   

Documentation, usage, and more examples: http://disnetdev.com/contracts.coffee/

Quick start

Install via npm:

npm install -g contracts.coffee
npm install contracts.js

Use the compiler:

coffee -c --contracts /path/to/script.coffee

An alternative to using the --contracts flag is setting this env variable:

export CONTRACTS_COFFEE_ENABLED=1

If you are running in the browser then you'll need to load the contracts library (found in lib/contracts/contracts.js)

<script type="text/javascript" src="contracts.js"></script>

If you are running in node.js then you'll need to install the contracts.js package

npm install contracts.js

Note that contracts.coffee requires some pretty new features of JavaScript (Proxies in particular) so it currently only works on Firefox 4+ and node 0.5.10 (but not 0.6 yet) but other JavaScript engines should be adding support soon.

Change Log

  • 0.3.0 (March 15th, 2012)
    • change to dependent function contracts
    • various contracts.coffee bug fixes: #27, #41, #33, #31,
    • various contracts.js bug fixes: #9, #8, #7, #6, #5, #4
    • experimental support for require.js
    • based off CoffeeScript 1.3.1
  • 0.2.0 (January 4th, 2012)
    • removed .use(), now using Contracts.exports and Contracts.use
    • various bug fixes
    • based off CoffeeScript 1.2.0
  • 0.1.0 (August 29th, 2011)
    • initial release
    • based off CoffeeScript 1.1.2
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