Turn js operators into delicious first-class functions.
var lift = require('op-lift') ;[1, 2, 3, 4].reduce(lift('+')) //= 10
Install & Test
install via npm:
npm install op-lift
cd node_modules/op-lift && npm test
Requires an es5, or es5-shim for older engines.
lift(String) -> Function
lift takes a string representing an operator, and returns a function that performs the same job.
var lift = require('op-lift') ;[1, 2, 3, 4].reduce(lift('*')) //= 24 ;[true, false, true].map(lift('!')) //= [ false, true, false ] ;[Object, Array, Function].map(lift('new')).map(lift('typeof')) //= [ 'object', 'object', 'function' ]
It's safe to use with arbitrary strings, too, since lift will simply return
null for unrecognised operators:
lift('; console.log(a), a +') //= null
The supported operators are:
void typeof ++ -- + - ~ ! new
* / % + - << >> >>> < > <= >= instanceof in == != === !== & ^ | || && . ,
Since the resulting functions simply accept values as arguments, no short-circuiting can be done:
lift('||')(false, alert('BOO')) // an alert still shows up with 'BOO'
No Updating of Variables
Any operator that affects a variables' value won't in its lifted form:
var a = 0 lift('++')(a) // 1 a // 0
Tastes great with..
Since the primary difference between operators and functions is that functions are first class, op-lift works very well with libraries heavy on the higher-order functions, including: