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break out core injector so it can be used without steal or JMVC

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[What is dependency injection?](https://github.com/cujojs/wire/wiki/IOC)
-# Functional Dependency Injection for JavaScriptMVC
+# Functional Dependency Injection for JavaScriptMVC (DoneJS/CanJS)
In a traditional dependency injection paradigm, the container manages objects that are connected to each other through the wiring spec. Injection is done by either setting properties or passing values to a constructor function (which typically then sets the properties on the object itself).
While that is a paradigm that works well in object oriented languages, it's more natural in a functional language like JavaScript to inject functions instead.
+**NOTE:** inject-core.js can be used independently of JavaScript MVC. You obviously wont be able to use the Class and Controller based functionality, but named functions and everything else should work.
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## Advantages of injecting functions instead of objects
* No mutable state - no objects are modified, so it isn't possible for keys names to conflict or for injected values to be changed.
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In the examples, we name the injector variable `injector`, but you can call it whatever you want. e.g., `require`, `when`, `myInjector`, etc. The injector is also referred to as the context.
-**NOTE:** these docs are a work in progress, but for working examples of all functionality, you can refer to the qunit tests in the test directory.
+**NOTE:** these docs fairly complete, but you can always find working examples in the qunit tests in the test directory.
## Injecting plain functions
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