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A map function for node which can map over anything.
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dank-map

Execute a function fn for each key or index in obj. Values returned from fn are appended to an array which is returned by the map function.

api

map(obj, fn, squash);

  • obj - the object for which fn will be called for each key or index. This can be an Array, Object, String, Number or whatever.
  • fn - callback function which is called for each key or index. Review the callback function section below.
  • squash - when true, don't push undefined or null values on to the final array.

the callback

When fn is called it is passed the following arguments:

  • key - the key, index, or attribute name from the object which is being mapped.
  • value - the value of the current key, index or attribute.
  • emit function - call this function passing it a value to explicitly push a new value onto the final array.
  • end function - call this function to stop iterating over obj.

Any value returned from the callback function will be appended to the final array. The only excpetion to this would be if sqash is set to true in which case any undefined or null return value would NOT be appended to the final array.

example

a = [40,50,2,1];

b = map(a, function (key, val, emit, end) {
     //key is the index in the array

     if (val > 10) {
             return val; 
     }
});

// b = [40, 50, null, null];

//this time we will sqash falsy values
c = map(a, function (key, val, emit, end) {
     //key is the index in the array

     if (val > 10) {
             return val; 
     }
}, true); //turn on squash

// c = [40, 50]; 

//map over an object;

d = { customer_id : 1, name : 'Willy Wonka' };

e = map(d, function (key, val, emit, end) {
    emit(val);

    return key;
});

//e = [1, 'customer_id', 'Willy Wonka', 'name'];

These examples aren't that great. I typically use this function to map over arrays of objects that come from a database query.

license

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Daniel L. VerWeire

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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