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serialize-to-js v1.2.1

serialize objects to javascript

serialize-to-js

serialize objects to javascript

NPM version Build Status

Serialize objects into a require-able module while checking circular structures and respecting references.

The following Objects are supported

  • String
  • Number
  • Boolean
  • Object
  • Array
  • RegExp
  • Error
  • Date
  • Buffer
  • Int8Array, Uint8Array, Uint8ClampedArray
  • Int16Array, Uint16Array
  • Int32Array, Uint32Array, Float32Array
  • Float64Array

Table of Contents

Methods

serialize

serialize(source, opts, opts.ignoreCircular, opts.reference)

serializes an object to javascript

Example - serializing regex, date, buffer, ...

var serialize = require('serialize-to-js').serialize;
var obj = {
  str: '<script>var a = 0 > 1</script>',
  num: 3.1415,
  bool: true,
  nil: null,
  undef: undefined,
  obj: { foo: 'bar' },
  arr: [1, '2'],
  regexp: /^test?$/,
  date: new Date(),
  buffer: new Buffer('data'),
}
console.log(serialize(obj))
// > {str: "\u003Cscript\u003Evar a = 0 \u003E 1\u003C\u002Fscript\u003E", num: 3.1415, bool: true, nil: null, undef: undefined, obj: {foo: "bar"}, arr: [1, "2"], regexp: /^test?$/, date: new Date("2016-04-15T16:22:52.009Z"), buffer: new Buffer('ZGF0YQ==', 'base64')}

Example - serializing while respecting references

var serialize = require('serialize-to-js').serialize;
var obj = { object: { regexp: /^test?$/ } };
obj.reference = obj.object;
var opts = { reference: true };
console.log(serialize(obj, opts));
//> {object: {regexp: /^test?$/}}
console.log(opts.references);
//> [ [ '.reference', '.object' ] ]

Parameters

source: Object | Array | function | Any, source to serialize

opts: Object, options

opts.ignoreCircular: Boolean, ignore circular objects

opts.reference: Boolean, reference instead of a copy (requires post-processing of opts.references)

opts.unsafe: Boolean, do not escape chars <>/

Returns: String, serialized representation of source

deserialize

deserialize(str, [context])

deserialize a serialized object to javascript

NOTE: Deserialization uses new Function() for code evaluation which may be "harmful". SO NOW YOU ARE WARNED!

Uses safer-eval for deserialization.

Example - deserializing regex, date, ...

var str = '{obj: {foo: "bar"}, arr: [1, "2"], regexp: /^test?$/, date: new Date("2016-04-15T16:22:52.009Z")}'
var res = deserialize(str)
console.log(res)
//> { obj: { foo: 'bar' },
//>   arr: [ 1, '2' ],
//>   regexp: /^test?$/,
//>   date: Sat Apr 16 2016 01:22:52 GMT+0900 (JST) }

Parameters

str: String, string containing serialized data

context: (optional) pass context e.g. if requiring Buffer use {Buffer: Buffer}.

Returns: Any, deserialized data

serializeToModule

serializeToModule(source, opts, opts.ignoreCircular, opts.reference, opts.comment, opts.beautify)

serialize to a module which can be requireed.

Example - serializing while respecting references

var serialTM = require('serialize-to-js').serializeToModule;
var obj = { object: { regexp: /^test?$/ } };
obj.reference = obj.object;
console.log(serialTM(obj, { reference: true }));
//> var m = module.exports = {
//>     object: {
//>         regexp: /^test?$/
//>     }
//> };
//> m.reference = m.object;

Parameters

source: Object | Array | function | Any, source to serialize

opts: Object, options

opts.ignoreCircular: Boolean, ignore circular objects

opts.reference: Boolean, reference instead of a copy (requires post-processing of opts.references)

opts.comment: Boolean, add a comments - useful for linting tools e.g. using 'eslint-disable'

opts.beautify: Boolean | Object, beautify output - default is false. If Object then use je-beautify options.

opts.unsafe: Boolean, do not escape chars <>/

Returns: String, serialized representation of source as module

Contribution and License Agreement

If you contribute code to this project, you are implicitly allowing your code to be distributed under the MIT license. You are also implicitly verifying that all code is your original work or correctly attributed with the source of its origin and licence.

License

Copyright (c) 2016- commenthol (MIT License)

See LICENSE for more info.

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