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source-file

source-file is a project to automatically recompile sourcefiles used during development. It exposes each file as an eventemitter that tells you when the file itself is loaded for the first time or if it is changed.

How to Install

npm install sourcefile

How to use

First, require sourcefile:

var Sourcefile = require('sourcefile');

Next, attach it to a sourcefile. First we show a jade-template:

// libs needed for the example
var fs    = require('fs'),
    jade  = require('jade');

// vars used
var Template = new Sourcefile('./index.jade'),
    template      = '';

Template.on('loaded', function(path) {
  fs.readFile(path, 'utf8', function(err, contents) {
    template = jade.compile(contents, {filename: path});
  });
});

Template.on('modified', function(path) {
  fs.readFile(path, 'utf8', function(err, contents) {
    template = jade.compile(contents, {filename: path});
  });
});

// Template.on('error', function(error) {}); 

Sugar

There are subclasses defined that will emit an compiled event. This will be called after these subclasses have done their job.

var template = '';
// This will identifiy the file as a jade file and use the callback accordingly
jadeTemplate = new Sourcefile.Jade('./index.jade');
jadeTemplate.on('compiled', function(data) {
  template = data;
});

Available are:

  • jade - Sourcefile.jade

    compiled jade template function

  • stylus - Sourcefile.stylus

    compiled stylus css as string

  • coffee-script - Sourcefile.coffee

    compiled coffee-script javascript code as string

var template = '';
// This will identifiy the file as a jade file and use the callback accordingly
Sourcefile.source('./index.jade', function(data) {
  template = data;
});

And for even more convenience or because its just stupid to sort everything again later we can tell the source-function what to use

// This will identifiy the file as a jade file and use the callback accordingly
// Here we will write the private `style.styl` to the public `style.css`
Sourcefile.source('./private/style.styl', ['coffee', 'stylus'], function(data, path, name) {
    fs.writeFile(name.replace('/private/', '/public/'), data, 'utf8');
});
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