How to use
You you can install via
npm install locutus and
require it via
You could also require the
strings module in full
so that you could access
This function targets ES5, but as of Locutus 2.0.2 we also support ES6 functions. Locutus transpiles to ES5 before publishing to npm.
A community effort
Not unlike Wikipedia, Locutus is an ongoing community effort. Our philosophy follows The McDonald’s Theory. This means that we don't consider it to be a bad thing that many of our functions are first iterations, which may still have their fair share of issues. We hope that these flaws will inspire others to come up with better ideas.
This way of working also means that we don't offer any production guarantees, and recommend to use Locutus inspiration and learning purposes only.
In 1.3.2 and earlier, this function wrote to the body of the document when it was called in webbrowsers, in addition to supporting XUL. This involved >100 lines of boilerplate to do this in a safe way. Since I can’t imageine a complelling use-case for this, and XUL is deprecated I have removed this behavior in favor of just calling
You’ll see functions depends on
console.logas we’ll want to have 1 contact point to interface with the outside world, so that it’s easy to support other ways of printing output.
Please note that these examples are distilled from test cases that automatically verify our functions still work correctly. This could explain some quirky ones.