shakespeare-js-1.2.0: Stick your haskell variables into javascript/coffeescript at compile time.

Safe HaskellNone




A Shakespearean module for TypeScript, introducing type-safe, compile-time variable and url interpolation. It is exactly the same as Text.Julius, except that the template is first compiled to Javascript with the system tool tsc.

To use this module, tsc must be installed on your system.

If you interpolate variables, the template is first wrapped with a function containing javascript variables representing shakespeare variables, then compiled with tsc, and then the value of the variables are applied to the function. This means that in production the template can be compiled once at compile time and there will be no dependency in your production system on tsc.

Your code:

 var b = 1
 console.log(#{a} + b)

Final Result:

   var b = 1;
   console.log(shakespeare_var_a + b);

Important Warnings! This integration is not ideal.

Due to the function wrapper, all type declarations must be in separate .d.ts files. However, if you don't interpolate variables, no function wrapper will be created, and you can make type declarations in the same file.

This does not work cross-platform!

Unfortunately tsc does not support stdin and stdout. So a hack of writing to temporary files using the mktemp command is used. This works on my version of Linux, but not for windows unless perhaps you install a mktemp utility, which I have not tested. Please vote up this bug:

Making this work on Windows would not be very difficult, it will just require a new package with a dependency on a package like temporary.

Further reading:

  1. Shakespearean templates:
  2. TypeScript:



Template-Reading Functions

These QuasiQuoter and Template Haskell methods return values of type JavascriptUrl url. See the Yesod book for details.

tsc :: QuasiQuoterSource

Read inline, quasiquoted TypeScript

typeScriptFile :: FilePath -> Q ExpSource

Read in a TypeScript template file. This function reads the file once, at compile time.

typeScriptFileReload :: FilePath -> Q ExpSource

Read in a Roy template file. This impure function uses unsafePerformIO to re-read the file on every call, allowing for rapid iteration.