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From Zachary Zolton <>
Subject Re: javascript user library
Date Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:36:01 GMT
The general consensus is that this problem is more easily solved
through templating/macros in your application code.

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:27 PM, dmi <> wrote:
> Hi, All!
> I would like to suggest some way to have library functions in the javascript (or other)
> Currently, if I have some structured entries and a bunch of "library" functions to peek
values from them, which are highly used in many views, I have two possible ways:
> 1. to include the library functions in the each view;
> 2. to patch couchdb's main.js and to include the library in it.
> Both ways are ugly, imho...
> I realize, it would be cool to have, say, "/_library/libname" document with the library
> And to have the optional parameter 'library' in the view's definition:
> {'map': 'function body', 'reduce': 'function body', 'library': ['libname', ....]}
> so when couchdb pass the view's functions to the view server it will pass not only 'add_fun',
but also 'add_lib' command with the library body to evaluate in the view execution environment.
> Unfortunately, I'm far from being an expert in couchdb ideology to propose more constructive
ideas about :-)
> --
> WBR, Dmi.

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