An AMD friendly JavaScript module pattern

Posted by scooletz on July 04, 2013 · 1 min read

Recently I’ve been doing a few things with http cookies. I went through the specification and I know path-match and domain-match, hell yeah! One of the results of this trip was a nice JS module pattern found in a jQuery plugin for cookies. Let’s take a look!

[gist]http://gist.github.com/Scooletz/5853696[/gist]

In the line one to nine, a module method is created. If an AMD is found, then the passed factory function is used in the define. Otherwise a standard module pattern, with calling a function with a dependency passing is used. In lines 9-11 the real factory function is provided (that would be a whole standard module). The defined function is passed as a factory to the function defined above.

You can ship this code with AMD or without and it will work in both scenarios. What a pleasant way of providing library aware of its dependency resolving environment!


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