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Subject RE: Using JavaScript libs in a view's map function
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:49:33 GMT
>-----Original Message----- From: Paul Davis
>[] Sent: 30 January 2012 16:07 To:
> Subject: Re: Using JavaScript libs in a view's map
>On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Luscus Readbeard
><> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I am new to CouchDB and I would like to ask some question regarding the
>> building of complex map functions.  I looked at following documentation in
>> the wiki:
>> CommomJS Modules (
>> JavascriptPatternViewCommonJs
>> (
>> But I found this possibility of using some js libs very unsatisfying since
>> you have to be in some CouchApp context.
>There's no CouchApp dependency here. In views you can load commonjs modules to
>use in your map function.
>> What I would like to do is to be able to load some other docs or view results
>> in the map function in order to make some complex processing.
>This isn't possible and won't ever be. If we allowed injection of random data
>into a view computation we'd never know when we needed to invalidate the
>results and rebuild.
>> I found the jquery.couch.js very convenient for example, I am wondering is
>> something comparable is accessible on the server side...
>> Thanks for any hint.
>> Luscus

What if the application was responsible for triggering a rebuild and was content to have stale
data when it forgets?

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