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Improved javascript AMD dependencies management for the one true editor.

See it in action


Packages are available in the marmalade and MELPA repositories, so if you use ELPA:

M-x package-install requirejs-mode

Otherwise, make sure you put the requirejs-mode.el in your load path.

Then in your init.el file.

(require 'requirejs-mode)

If you would like to automatically load requireJs mode when editing javascript, you can put the following in your init.el. Replace js2-mode-hook by javascript-mode-hook if you don't use js2-mode.

(add-hook 'js2-mode-hook (lambda () (requirejs-mode)))


Importing a file as a dependency

When working in a project, it can be error prone to try and remember the exact name and path of a javascript module you want to import in some other module.

M-x requirejs-import-file fixes this problem by giving you a mini-buffer prompt from which you can browse your file-system for the said module. It will then insert it in the dependencies list of your current module definition and insert a CamelCased version of it's name in the function definition.

It goes the extra mile by doing some extra processing to the file-name you imported.

Here are a couple examples. Note: I use Backbone.js lately so most of these are Backbone related in some way, but not necessarely exclusive to it.

Will result in adding 'models/item' in the dependencies list and Item in the function definition.

Will result in adding 'views/item' in the dependencies list and ItemView in the function definition.

Will result in adding 'collections/items/sold-items' in the dependencies list and SoldItems in the function definition.

Will result in adding 'text!templates/item.html' in the dependencies list and ItemTemplate in the function definition.

Will result in adding 'file-name' in the dependencies list and FileName in the function definition. Thus assuming you have correctly setup your require.config({ paths: {...} });.

Adding a known module as a dependency

When you import a file as a dependency, it will save its ('dependency-name', DependencyDeclaration) pair in a temporary associative list for the life-time of your Emacs session. You can then access these quickly by using M-x requirejs-import-add and pick the one you need. It will then be inserted in your current module definition.

Some defaults are already loaded in this temporary associative list for quick access:

'jquery'     -> $
'underscore' -> _
'backbone'   -> Backbone

Creating an empty module

This functionnality is only there to circumvent the need to depend on a snippet system to create the boilerplate structure of the module. Notice that if the previous features don't find a proper AMD structure within the current file, it will use this feature to create one and then insert the desired imports.

Explicity, it generates: ``` define ( [],
function ( ) {


); ```



No dependencies, but it will use ido to auto-complete prompts if it is present.


If you find bugs or you would like new features to be implemented, use the issue tracker, or better, make a pull request with the fixes.


Copyright (C) 2013 Marc-Olivier Ricard

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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