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transpile-middleware v0.11.0

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transpile-middleware

Connect/Express middleware to do a minimal transpilation to meet the requirements of a browser.

Installation

npm install transpile-middleware

The package will install both the middleware, and all the supporting Babel & Nodent packages to support all features. You can install just the transpiler with:

npm install --prod transpile-middleware

In this case, if you are not using all the supported features, install the Babel & Nodent packages you required for your project.

How it works

transpile-middleware compiles and caches your source JavaScript using Nodent and/or Babel as it is requested by browsers. It checks the compatibility of the browser and only transpiles features not implemented by the browser, allowing the native implementations to take over where possible.

You need to specify which ES6/7/Next features your app uses (in the browser) so transpile-middleware can do the minimum work necessary. For each feature you specify you may need to install a babel transform or other module. transpile-middleware doesn't install anything by default except babel-core to keep installation as light as possible. If a module is missing, transpile-middleware will print a message to console.error() showing you what is missing.

Internally, there is a map between the Kangax feature names (see below) and the Nodent or Babel transformers that implement it. At present (v0.9) this is a very small list - feel free to update the list and submit a PR.

Usage

In your Node server:

	app.use(require('transpile-middleware').createHandler({
	    // The features used by this app
	    features: ['let','const','arrow_functions','async_return','async_throw','await_anywhere'],
	    // Location of the js files
        srcDir: __dirname + '/www',
        match: /^\/js\/[^\/]+\.js$/, // Match everything is /js/xxx.js, but NOT subdirs like /js/vendor/xxx.js
        enableCache: (process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production')
    }));

Options for createHandler are:

srcDir

The root directory of where your static .js files live

match

A pattern to test the request URL against - allows you to filter in/out some JS paths.

features

An array of features used by your app. Valid values (derived from the Kangax ES6/7/Next compatibility tables) are:

const
let
arrow_functions
object_literal_extensions (since v0.9.1)
template_strings (since v0.9.1)
template_literals (since v0.9.5)
destructuring_declarations (since v0.9.2)
destructuring_assignment (since v0.9.2)
destructuring_parameters (since v0.9.2)
async_functions (invokes Nodent)
async_return (invokes Nodent)
async_throw (invokes Nodent)
await_anywhere (invokes Nodent)

The following values are valid, but not implemented in v0.9 (requires babel support for each feature)

proper_tail_calls_tail_call_optimisation_
default_function_parameters
rest_parameters
spread_operator
for_of_loops
octal_and_binary_literals
RegExp_y_and_u_flags
Unicode_code_point_escapes
new_target
block_level_function_declaration
class
super
generators
typed_arrays
Map
Set
WeakMap
WeakSet
Proxy
Reflect
Promise
Symbol
well_known_symbols
Object_static_methods
function_name_property
String_static_methods
String_prototype_methods
RegExp_prototype_properties
Array_static_methods
Array_prototype_methods
Number_properties
Math_methods
Array_is_subclassable
RegExp_is_subclassable
Function_is_subclassable
Promise_is_subclassable
miscellaneous_subclassables
prototype_of_bound_functions
Proxy_internal_get_calls
Proxy_internal_set_calls
Proxy_internal_defineProperty_calls
Proxy_internal_deleteProperty_calls
Proxy_internal_getOwnPropertyDescriptor_calls
Proxy_internal_ownKeys_calls
Object_static_methods_accept_primitives
own_property_order
miscellaneous
non_strict_function_semantics
__proto___in_object_literals
Object_prototype___proto__
String_prototype_HTML_methods
RegExp_prototype_compile
RegExp_syntax_extensions
HTML_style_comments
exponentiation_operator
Array_prototype_includes
generator_functions_can_t_be_used_with_new_
strict_fn_w_non_strict_non_simple_params_is_error
nested_rest_destructuring_declarations
nested_rest_destructuring_parameters
Proxy_enumerate_handler_removed
Proxy_internal_calls_Array_prototype_includes
Object_values
Object_entries
trailing_commas_in_function_syntax
async_functions
Object_getOwnPropertyDescriptors
SIMD_Single_Instruction_Multiple_Data_
String_padding
function_sent
object_rest_properties
object_spread_properties
ArrayBuffer_transfer
class_decorators
class_properties
String_trimming
System_global
Observable
bind_operator
do_expression
Map_prototype_toJSON
Set_prototype_toJSON
String_prototype_at
Error_isError
Math_methods_for_64_bit_integers
Reflect_Realm

Updating

You can force an update from the Kangax browser capability database (see http://kangax.github.io/compat-table/) using:

npm run update-kangax

You can force an update to the User Agent database using

npm run update-ua

...or update both with

npm run update-all

Updating these components installs and builds quite a lot of dependencies which are installed on demand.

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