Zhe Chen Zhe Chen - 1 month ago 6
Node.js Question

Can I write npm package in coffeescript?

I have used coffeescript for a while. Now I need to write a npm package, can I write it in coffeescript, or I should compile coffeescript into javascript?

Answer

I'm going to suggest that you write your package in coffeescript, but only publish it in javascript. I do it like this:

  • coffeescript code goes in src
  • code is compiled to lib
  • src is committed to my git repo, lib is in my .gitignore
  • lib is published to npm, src is in my .npmignore
  • the coffee-script package is in my devDependencies

You can take a look at a simple package of mine, refix, for inspiration:

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