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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: spidermonkey load function
Date Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:33:29 GMT
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Norman Barker<norman.barker@gmail.com> wrote:
> ok, I see that it is stated in the FAQ that this is not in your plan,
> so a pre-processor it is.
>
> Just in case anyone else wants to add generic methods to main.js
> without polluting their views and needs to import a fairly substantial
> javascript library to do this you can do this in dos as follows
>
> copy x.js + y.js + couch_main.js main.js /Y
> xcopy main.js %COUCH_HOME%\share\server /Y /Q /R
>
> as you can see I am running windows, I have some bug fixes to give
> back on the c compilation with MSVC is JIRA the best way?
>

Yeah, JIRA is the place to submit patches.

Paul

> thanks,
>
> Norman
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Jan Lehnardt<jan@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 12 Aug 2009, at 22:50, Norman Barker wrote:
>>
>>> ok, (sorry should have been clearer)
>>>
>>> I am just looking to add generic functions to main.js - and the
>>> methods will be added to the sandbox to be available in a view, I also
>>> do not wish to load arbitrary functions in a view.  I am not looking
>>> to add many, but main.js is getting big and it would be more
>>> manageable if we could use load (at the moment I am using a
>>> pre-processor to create main.js).
>>>
>>> Load will be available in main.js, it will not be available in the
>>> views - the sandbox takes care of that.
>>>
>>> I doubt I will be the only one who wants to add generic functions to a
>>> server since _show has been implemented and generic functionality from
>>> external libraries would be useful in this application.
>>>
>>> It is easier to maintain if generic functions can be added main.js not
>>> in views as such there either needs to be a pre-process in couchdb to
>>> create the main.js (so a windows batch file or shell script) or the
>>> load() function needs to be enabled or main.js is going to grow and
>>> grow.
>>>
>>> Jan, unless I am mistaken CouchApp does not change main.js?
>>
>> No but it injects code into your view, show and list functions which is
>> exactly
>> what you want. If you change your function library code, views need to
>> invalidated, if you don't include the code in the functions, CouchDB has no
>> way of knowing.
>>
>> http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Frequently_asked_questions#view_share_code
>>
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Norman
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Jan Lehnardt<jan@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 12 Aug 2009, at 21:08, Norman Barker wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have been looking at the SpiderMonkey shell and the custom couchdb
>>>>> javascript driver and see that the couchdb driver does not allow the
>>>>> load(filename) function which is allowed in the shell, is this
>>>>> intentional?
>>>>
>>>> We don't want users to load extra files in their view code :)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I am looking to add functions to main.js without having to paste them
>>>>> into one file and load() would have been a way around this.  The
>>>>> alternative is to implement a pre-processor to create one file before
>>>>> deployment which I will use for now.
>>>>
>>>> CouchApp* is that preprocessor:
>>>>
>>>> http://github.com/couchapp/couchapp/tree/master
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Jan
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

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