corroded corroded - 1 month ago 11
Sass (Sass) Question

Is it possible to import a whole directory in sass using @import?

I am modularizing my stylesheets with SASS partials like so:

@import partials/header
@import partials/viewport
@import partials/footer
@import partials/forms
@import partials/list_container
@import partials/info_container
@import partials/notifications
@import partials/queues


is there a way to include the whole partials directory(it's a directory full of SASS-partials) like @import compass or something?

Answer

If you are using Sass in a Rails project, the sass-rails gem, https://github.com/rails/sass-rails, features glob importing.

@import "foo/*"     // import all the files in the foo folder
@import "bar/**/*"  // import all the files in the bar tree

To answer the concern in the accepted answer "If you import a directory, how can you determine import order? There's no way that doesn't introduce some new level of complexity."

Some would argue that organizing your files into directories can REDUCE complexity.

My organization's project is a rather complex app. There are 119 Sass files in 17 directories. These correspond roughly to our views and are mainly used for adjustments, with the heavy lifting being handled by our custom framework. To me, a few lines of imported directories is a tad less complex than 119 lines of imported filenames.

To address load order, we place files that need to load first – mixins, variables, etc. — in an early-loading directory. Otherwise, load order is and should be irrelevant... if we are doing things properly.

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