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fclone v1.0.11

Clone objects by dropping circular references


Clone objects by dropping circular references

Build Status

This module clones a Javascript object in safe mode (eg: drops circular values) recursively. Circular values are replaced with a string: '[Circular]'.

Ideas from tracker1/safe-clone-deep. I improved the workflow a bit by:

  • refactoring the code (complete rewrite)
  • fixing node 6+
  • micro optimizations
  • use of Array.isArray and Buffer.isBuffer

Node 0.10 compatible, distributed files are translated to es2015.


npm install fclone
# or
bower install fclone


const fclone = require('fclone');

let a = {c: 'hello'};
a.b = a;

let o = fclone(a);

// outputs: { c: 'hello', b: '[Circular]' }

//JSON.stringify is now safe


Some benchs:

fclone x 17,081 ops/sec ±0.71% (79 runs sampled)
fclone + json.stringify x 9,433 ops/sec ±0.91% (81 runs sampled)
util.inspect (outputs a string) x 2,498 ops/sec ±0.77% (90 runs sampled)
jsan x 5,379 ops/sec ±0.82% (91 runs sampled)
circularjson x 4,719 ops/sec ±1.16% (91 runs sampled)
deepcopy x 5,478 ops/sec ±0.77% (86 runs sampled)
json-stringify-safe x 5,828 ops/sec ±1.30% (84 runs sampled)
clone x 8,713 ops/sec ±0.68% (88 runs sampled)
Fastest is util.format (outputs a string)


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