gulp-resolve-dependencies

Resolve dependency directives in assets (e.g. "@requires" or "//= require" in JavaScript)

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gulp-resolve-dependencies
Resolve dependency directives in assets, e.g. ``@depend` ([Juicer](https://github.com/cjohansen/juicer)) or `//= require`` (Sprockets)). Inspired by grunt-concat-in-order. Useful in combination with gulp-concat.

Usage

First, install gulp-resolve-dependencies as a development dependency:
npm install --save-dev gulp-resolve-dependencies

Then, add it to your gulpfile.js (probably together with gulp-concat):
var resolveDependencies = require('gulp-resolve-dependencies');
var concat = require('gulp-concat');

gulp.task('js', function(){
  gulp.src(['app/assets/js/main.js'])
    .pipe(resolveDependencies({
      pattern: /\* @requires [\s-]*(.*\.js)/g
    }))
        .on('error', function(err) {
            console.log(err.message);
        })
    .pipe(concat())
    .pipe(gulp.dest('dest/assets/js/'));
});

And use the directives in your JS files (dependencies can be nested, they are handled recursively):
/**
 * @requires libs/jquery/jquery.js
 * @requires ../modules/slideshow/slideshow.js
 */

(function(window, document, $, undefined) {
    'use strict';

    $(document).on('ready', function() {
        $('.slideshow').slideshow();
    });

})(window, document, jQuery);

Warning: This might not be very efficient (especially in case of nested dependencies). Some kind of caching mechanism could come in handy.
Circular dependencies are either silently ignored or emit an error. See ``options.ignoreCircularDependencies`` below.
gulp.src will not necessarily return files in a deterministic way. If this turns out to be an issue, using a plugin like gulp-sort or gulp-order right after gulp.src might be an option for you. Thanks to @fabiospampinato for pointing this out.

API

resolveDependencies(options)

options.pattern

Type: RegExp
The matching pattern (defaults to ``/\* @requires [\s-]*(.*?\.js)/g``).

options.resolvePath

Type: Function
Resolver for matched paths. Default:
function(match, targetFile) {
    return path.join(path.dirname(targetFile.path), match);
}

Parameters:
  • match {String} Matched file path (in the example above this would be libs/jquery/jquery.js and ../modules/slideshow/slideshow.js, respectively)
  • targetFile {Vinyl file object} Currently parsed file (where the matches were found)

The path package is available in this context.
Returning a falsy value will ignore the resolved path:
function(match, targetFile) {
    // Ignore `/lib.js`
    if (match.match(/\/lib\.js$/)) {
        return null;
    }

    return path.join(path.dirname(targetFile.path), match);
}

options.log

Type: Boolean
Whether to log the resolved dependencies (defaults to ``false``).

options.ignoreCircularDependencies

Type: Boolean
Whether to just continue instead of emitting an error if circular dependencies are detected (defaults to ``false``).

options.include

Type: Array
Only dependencies matching this array of absolute paths will be included (defaults to ``[]``).

options.exclude

Type: Array
Dependencies matching this array of absolute paths will be excluded (defaults to ``[]``).

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