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Syntatical

How and why I made Syntatical (an NPM package that changes how you write JavaScript)

Basics of Syntatical:

Goal: 

The initial goal was to make an NPM package that changed how JavaScript is written. Not to make it "easier" or "weirder", just a different way to write it.

How it works:

Syntactical basically just puts JavaScript code into functions. Making multi-line functions one-line. It also makes console.log shorter, I did this because I hate using console.log() to log everything.
To show it better I will use a snippit from the index file

"arr_buff":function(num){
  if(isNaN(num) == false){
    var b = new ArrayBuffer(num);
    console.log(b.byteLength);
  } else if(Array.isArray(num)){
    var x = num.length;
    console.log(x)
  } else {
    console.log("input invalid")
  }
},

This basically takes

if(isNaN(num) == false){
var b = new ArrayBuffer(num);
console.log(b.byteLength);
} else if(Array.isArray(num)){
var x = num.length;
console.log(x)
} else {
console.log("input invalid")
}

and shrinks it down to

s.arr_buff(633)

// ------ OR ------
// You can use: 

s.arr_buff(["a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g", "h", "i", "j", "k", "l", "m", "n", "o", "p", "q", "r", "s", "t", "u", "v", "w", "x", "y", "z"])

The one on top will print out: 633
The one bellow will print out: 26

s.arr_buff("a string, not an array")

This one will print our "input invalid"

Why Node.js and NPM?

JavaScript's syntax is fine, but I thought I could make it simple. I would have done it in Python if I felt like Python needed this, which I feel it really does not.

JavaScript's syntax is easy, but I wanted to make it easier.

 

How to install and use:

Install script

Quote

npm i syntatical

and view the  Syntatical NPM repo

What does the future hold for Syntatical?
A lot actually. I am going to gather a few friends to continue development on the main Syntatical package.
Plans for syntatical-electron, syntatical-discord, syntatical-express and syntatical-passport do exist and are being considered. Having a Syntatical.py module is also in thought, same with a Syntatical.lua package. However these are plans in consideration, not yet confirmed!



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