@mft/fp

functional programming library

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FP

Functional programming contribution library

Intended to protect us from api and name changes, allow us a single place to add our contributions, and potentially cherry pick the best higher order functions from multiple functional libraries.

Tooling

The tooling for this project is pretty lightweight, and is run via npm. Currently available tasks:

  • test[:watch]
  • build
  • coverage

There are a couple of githooks in resource/githooks that can be used to enforce build quality before pushing/committing - please ensure you install these to ./.git/githooks on your local machine if you wish to work on this project

the library will transpile from ES6 to ES5 on installation

API

attachResult(name, fn, data)

Calls the fn with the data then attaches the result to the data under the supplied name. This is the same as merge({name: fn(data)}, data)

attachResultP(name, fn, data)

A version of attachResult that can be used in a Promise chain and/or when the function returns a promise. for example:

const getAsyncCount = ({n}) => Promise.resolve(n + 1) 
const data = {n: 5}

attachResultP("count", getAsyncCount, data)
// returns Promise[{n: 5, count: 6}]

composeAny([fns]): Promise

Convenience wrapper for avoiding high-ceremony in compose/composeP chains. Unlike composeP does NOT require that you start with a Promise.

composeList([fns])

essentially the same as compose, but requires an array rather than a variable number of arguments

composeListP([Promises])

see composeList

either(fn)

returns a function that will return the evaluation of the function, or the (single) argument that was provided to the function

inRange(min, max, val)

returns true if min <= val < max, that is, that val is between min and max where min is inclusive and max is exclusive.

isNilOrEmpty(val)

returns true when val is any of null, undefined, "", {}, []

mapP(options, fn, [items])

Takes a function and a list, applies the function to each of the list's values, and returns a list of the same shape.

#####params

  • options Object There is currently only one option {concurrency: concurrencyLimit}

The concurrency limit applies to Promises returned by the mapper function and it basically limits the number of Promises created. For example, if concurrency is 3 and the mapper callback has been called enough so that there are three returned Promises currently pending, no further callbacks are called until one of the pending Promises resolves. So the mapper function will be called three times and it will be called again only after at least one of the Promises resolves

  • fn function The function to be called on every element of the input list
  • list Array The list to be iterated over. Can be values or Promises

Returns Array: The new list of Promises

partialMany([fns], a, b, c...)

takes an array of functions, and partially applies the arguments to them

propIsNil(name, data)

returns true when the named property is Nil

e.g. propIsNil("a", {b: 1}) returns true

propIsNotNil

returns false when the named property is Nil. See propIsNil

pathIsNil

returns true when the property described by the path is Nil

e.g. pathIsNil(["a", "b"], {a: {item: "some-data"}}) returns true

pathIsNotNil

returns false when the property described by the path is Nil. See pathIsNil

propIsNilOrEmpty

returns true when the named property is nil or empty. see isNilOrEmpty and propIsNil

pathIsNilOrEmpty

returns true when the path is nil or empty. see isNilOrEmpty and pathIsNil

pipeAny

see composeAny. Functions processed left to right.

propWith(notFoundFunction, property, obj)

Returns the value of the property in an object, or runs the property through the supplied function

rename

Given an object which describes a renaming pattern, and an object to rename, this function will return the original object with properties renamed according to the pattern

e.g.

rename({bigness: "size"}, {bigness: 4, species: "Elephant"})

// returns => {size: 4, species: "Elephant"}

safeConcat

Just like concat from ramda, but it does not cause an exception if a non-array is passed as either of the arguments, instead it acts as if an empty array was passed

toKeyValuePairs

Returns a new list by pulling every property of the object and transforming it into a new object with the key and the value of the original property

throwWhen(predicate, error)(data)

throws the error when the predicate is fulfilled by the data. Otherwise returns the data.

error can be either an Error or an error returning function, in which case it is passed the data

  • this enables throwing an error that describes the cause

throwWhenAny

see throwWhen - works inside a promise chain

when(predicate, operation)

takes a predicate and an operation and produces a function. this function will return the evaluation of operation if predicate evaluates to true, or it will return the original value

whenP

see when. Works inside a promise chain.

wrapMany([fns], wrapper)

takes an array of functions and wraps them in 'wrapper'

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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