isea isea - 1 month ago 9x
CoffeeScript Question

Keep common js functions in a file to be used throughout application

I have Rails app using Asset Pipeline. There are many js files associated with different parts of the app. To keep it DRY I want to start pulling some of the repetitive code into a file and use those methods throughout the app. What I am attempting right now isn't working.

common =
some_commonly_used_method: ->
// code


browser console when I load the page

Uncaught ReferenceError: common is not defined

What do I need to do to have common.whatever available throughout the app?


Putting it in the window object ended up being my solution. I'm not sure it's ideal, but it works.

window.common =
  some_commonly_used_method: ->
    // code