Grunt task for Sweet.js
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Grunt plugin for Sweet.js

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-sweet.js --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "sweetjs" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named sweetjs to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  sweetjs: {
    options: {
      modules: ['sparkler/macros', 'adt-simple/macros'],
      readableNames: true
    // Compiles to .js or .built.js files
    target_1: {
      src: 'files/*.sjs'
    // Compiles to a combined file
    target_2: {
      src: 'files/*.sjs',
      dest: 'out.js'
    // Compiles to a directory
    target_3 {
      src: 'files/*.sjs',
      dest: 'out/'



Type: Array Default value: []

A list of macros you want to use. These can be npm modules or local files. Analagous to the sjs -m option.


Type: boolean Default value: false

Generate sourcemaps along with JavaScript files


Type: boolean Default value: false

Automatically load the source-map-support node module in generated files so errors automatically use sourcemaps. (You need to install the module with npm install source-map-support)


Type: boolean Default value: false

Cleans up the hygienic renames that sweet.js generates. Currently only supports ES5 code.


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History

v0.1.5 (2014-6-23)

  • Updated with latest sweet.js
  • Added compile to directory option

v0.1.4 (2014-1-16)

  • Support for the readableNames options

v0.1.3 (2014-1-11)

  • Updates for sweet.js 0.4.x
  • Much faster compilation for many files

v0.1.2 (2013-12-13)

  • Source map support
  • Changed task name to sweetjs
  • Individually build files (just use a src on your target)

v0.1.0 (2013-11-17)

  • Initial release