§ Quick Take

import { strict as assert } from "assert";
import {
  genAtomic,
  version,
  headsAndTails,
  extractFromToSource,
} from "generate-atomic-css";

assert.deepEqual(
  genAtomic(
    `a

/* GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-STARTS
.pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; } | 5 | 10

.mt$$$ { margin-top: $$$px !important; } | 1
GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-ENDS
GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-STARTS */

tralala

/* GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-ENDS */

z`,
    {
      includeConfig: false,
      includeHeadsAndTails: false,
    }
  ),
  {
    log: { count: 8 },
    result: `a

.pb5  { padding-bottom:  5px !important; }
.pb6  { padding-bottom:  6px !important; }
.pb7  { padding-bottom:  7px !important; }
.pb8  { padding-bottom:  8px !important; }
.pb9  { padding-bottom:  9px !important; }
.pb10 { padding-bottom: 10px !important; }

.mt0 { margin-top:   0 !important; }
.mt1 { margin-top: 1px !important; }

z
`,
  }
);

§ API

Three methods are exported:

const {
genAtomic,
version,
headsAndTails,
extractFromToSource,
} = require("generate-atomic-css");
// or
import {
genAtomic,
version,
headsAndTails,
extractFromToSource,
} from "generate-atomic-css";
NameWhat it does
genAtomicIt's the main function which generates CSS
versionExports version from package.json, for example, string 1.0.1
headsAndTailsExports a plain object with all heads and tails
extractFromToSourceExtracts "from" and "to" from source in rows, separated by pipes

§ genAtomic() - input API

It's a function, takes two arguments: input string and optional options object:

genAtomic(str, [originalOpts])

§ genAtomic() - Optional Options Object

It's a plain object which goes into second input argument of the main function, genAtomic(). Here are all the keys and their values:

Options Object's keyThe type of its valueDefaultDescription
includeConfigbooleantrueShould config be repeated, wraped with GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-STARTS and GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-ENDS? Enabling this enables includeHeadsAndTails as well (if not enabled already).
includeHeadsAndTailsbooleantrueShould the generated CSS be wrapped with GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-STARTS and GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-ENDS?
padbooleantrueShould the numbers be padded
configOverridenull (off) or stringnullThis is override, you can hard-set the config from outside. Handy when input contains old/wrong config.
reportProgressFuncfunction or nullnullHandy in worker setups, if you provide a function, it will be called for each percentage done from reportProgressFuncFrom to reportProgressFuncTo, then finally, with the result.
reportProgressFuncFromnatural number0reportProgressFunc() will ping unique percentage progress once per each percent, from 0 to 100 (%). You can skew the starting percentage so counting starts not from zero but from this.
reportProgressFuncTonatural number100reportProgressFunc() will ping unique percentage progress once per each percent, from 0 to 100 (%). You can skew the starting percentage so counting starts not from zero but from this.

Here it is, in one place, in case you want to copy-paste it somewhere:

{
includeConfig: true,
includeHeadsAndTails: true,
pad: true,
configOverride: null,
reportProgressFunc: null,
reportProgressFuncFrom: 0,
reportProgressFuncTo: 100
};

§ genAtomic() - output API

The main function genAtomic() exports a plain object where result string is under key result:

For example, here's the format of the main function's output:

{
log: {
count: 1000
},
result: "<bunch of generated CSS>"
}

You tap the result like this:

import {
genAtomic,
version,
headsAndTails,
extractFromToSource,
} from "generate-atomic-css";
const source = `.mt$$$ { margin-top: $$$px; }|3`;
const { log, result } = genAtomic(source, {
includeConfig: true,
});
console.log(`total generated classes and id's: ${log.count}`);
// => 4
console.log(`result:\n${result}`);
// => <bunch of generated CSS>

§ version

It's a string and it comes straight from package.json. For example:

import {
genAtomic,
version,
headsAndTails,
extractFromToSource,
} from "generate-atomic-css";
console.log(`version = v${version}`);
// => version = v1.0.1

§ headsAndTails

It's a plain object, its main purpose is to serve as a single source of truth for heads and tails names:

{
CONFIGHEAD: "GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-STARTS",
CONFIGTAIL: "GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-ENDS",
CONTENTHEAD: "GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-STARTS",
CONTENTTAIL: "GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-ENDS"
}

For example,

import {
genAtomic,
version,
headsAndTails,
extractFromToSource,
} from "generate-atomic-css";
console.log(`headsAndTails.CONTENTTAIL = ${headsAndTails.CONTENTTAIL}`);
// => headsAndTails.CONTENTTAIL = GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-ENDS

§ extractFromToSource()

It's an internal function which reads the source line, for example:

.pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; } | 5 | 10

and separates "from" (5 above) and "to" (10 above) values from the rest of the string (.pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; }).

The challenging part is that pipes can be wrapping the line from outside, plus, if there is only one number at the end of the line, it is "to" value.

| .mt$$$ { margin-top: $$$px !important; } | 1 |

Here's an example how to use extractFromToSource():

const {
genAtomic,
version,
headsAndTails,
extractFromToSource,
} = require("generate-atomic-css");
const input1 = `.pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; } | 5 | 10`;
const input2 = `.mt$$$ { margin-top: $$$px !important; } | 1`;

// second and third input argument are default "from" and default "to" values:
const [from1, to1, source1] = extractFromToSource(input1, 0, 500);
console.log(`from = ${from1}`);
// from = 5
console.log(`to = ${to1}`);
// from = 10
console.log(`source = "${source1}"`);
// source = ".pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; }"

const [from2, to2, source2] = extractFromToSource(input2, 0, 100);
console.log(`from = ${from2}`);
// from = 0 <--- default
console.log(`to = ${to2}`);
// from = 1 <--- comes from pipe, "} | 1`;"
console.log(`source = "${source2}"`);
// source = ".mt$$$ { margin-top: $$$px !important; }"

§ Idea

On a basic level, you can turn off heads/tails (set opts.includeHeadsAndTails to false) and config (set opts.includeConfig to false).

Each line which contains $$$ will be repeated, from default 0 to 500 or within the range you set:

.pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; } | 5 | 10

Above instruction means generate from 5 to 10, inclusive:

.pb5 {
padding-bottom: 5px !important;
}
.pb6 {
padding-bottom: 6px !important;
}
.pb7 {
padding-bottom: 7px !important;
}
.pb8 {
padding-bottom: 8px !important;
}
.pb9 {
padding-bottom: 9px !important;
}
.pb10 {
padding-bottom: 10px !important;
}

If you're happy to start from zero, you can put only one argument, "to" value:

.w$$$p { width: $$$% !important; } | 100

Above instruction means generate from (default) 0 to (custom) 100, inclusive:

/* GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-STARTS */
.w0p {
width: 0 !important;
}
.w1p {
width: 1% !important;
}
.w2p {
width: 2% !important;
}
.... .w98p {
width: 98% !important;
}
.w99p {
width: 99% !important;
}
.w100p {
width: 100% !important;
}

§ Config

What happens if you want to edit the generated list, to change ranges, to add or remove rules?

You need to recreate the original "recipe", lines .pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; } and so on.

Here's where the config comes to help.

Observe:

/* GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-STARTS
.pb$$$ { padding-bottom: $$$px !important; } | 5 | 10

.mt$$$ { margin-top: $$$px !important; } | 1
GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONFIG-ENDS
GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-STARTS */

.pb5 {
padding-bottom: 5px !important;
}
.pb6 {
padding-bottom: 6px !important;
}
.pb7 {
padding-bottom: 7px !important;
}
.pb8 {
padding-bottom: 8px !important;
}
.pb9 {
padding-bottom: 9px !important;
}
.pb10 {
padding-bottom: 10px !important;
}

.mt0 {
margin-top: 0 !important;
}
.mt1 {
margin-top: 1px !important;
}
/* GENERATE-ATOMIC-CSS-CONTENT-ENDS */

If opts.includeConfig setting is on (it's on by default), your original config will be placed on top of generated content.

Furthermore, if generator detects content heads and tails placeholders, it will wipe existing contents there, replacing them with newly generated CSS.

The idea is you should be able to keep your config in your master email template, only remove config like regular CSS comment when deploying to production. But you'd still keep the master template with config. Later you could reuse it.

§ Licence

MIT opens in a new tab

Copyright © 2010–2020 Roy Revelt and other contributors

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