MessageShim

MessageShim

Used for instrumenting message broker client libraries.

Constructor

new MessageShim(agent, moduleName, resolvedName)

Constructs a shim specialized for instrumenting message brokers.

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Parameters:
Name Type Description
agent Agent

The agent this shim will use.

moduleName string

The name of the module being instrumented.

resolvedName string

The full path to the loaded module.

Extends

Members

(static, constant) DESTINATION_TYPES :string

Enumeration of possible message broker destination types.

Properties:
Name Type Description
EXCHANGE string
QUEUE string
TOPIC string
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  • string

(static, constant) LIBRARY_NAMES :string

Enumeration of well-known message brokers.

Properties:
Name Type Description
IRONMQ string
KAFKA string
RABBITMQ string
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  • string

(readonly) agent :Agent

The agent associated with this shim.

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  • Agent

(readonly) logger :Logger

The logger for this shim.

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  • Logger

(readonly) tracer :Tracer

The tracer in use by the agent for the shim.

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  • Tracer

Methods

argsToArray() → {Array}

Like Shim#toArray, but converts arguments to an array.

This is the preferred function, when used with .apply, for converting the arguments object into an actual Array as it will not cause deopts.

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Array

An array containing the elements of arguments.

bindCallbackSegment(args, cbIdx, parentSegmentopt)

Replaces the callback in an arguments array with one that has been bound to the given segment.

  • bindCallbackSegment(args, cbIdx [, segment])
  • bindCallbackSegment(obj, property [, segment])
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Name Type Attributes Description
args Array | Object

The arguments array to pull the cb from.

cbIdx number | string

The index of the callback.

parentSegment TraceSegment <optional>

The segment to use as the callback segment's parent. Defaults to the currently active segment.

bindCreateTransaction(nodule, propertyopt, spec) → {Object|function}

Wraps one or more functions such that new transactions are created when invoked.

  • bindCreateTransaction(nodule, property, spec)
  • bindCreateTransaction(func, spec)
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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the property to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

property string <optional>

The property to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

spec TransactionSpec

The spec for creating the transaction.

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Type:
Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its property.

bindSegment(nodule, propertyopt, segmentopt, nullable, fullopt) → {Object|function}

Binds the execution of a function to a single segment.

  • bindSegment(nodule , property [, segment [, full]])
  • bindSegment(func [, segment [, full]])

If called with a nodule and a property, the wrapped property will be put back on the nodule. Otherwise, the wrapped function is just returned.

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Name Type Attributes Default Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the property or a single function to bind to a segment.

property string <optional>

The property to bind. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to bind the segment to.

segment TraceSegment <optional>
<nullable>
null

The segment to bind the execution of the function to. If omitted or null the currently active segment will be bound instead.

full bool <optional>
false

Indicates if the full lifetime of the segment is bound to this function.

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Type:
Object | function

The first parameter after wrapping.

createSegment(name, recorderopt, nullable, parentopt) → (nullable) {TraceSegment}

Creates a new segment.

  • createSegment(opts)
  • createSegment(name [, recorder] [, parent])
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Name Type Attributes Default Description
name string

The name to give the new segment.

recorder function <optional>
<nullable>
null

Optional. A function which will record the segment as a metric. Default is to not record the segment.

parent TraceSegment <optional>

Optional. The segment to use as the parent. Default is to use the currently active segment.

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Type:
TraceSegment

A new trace segment if a transaction is active, else null is returned.

defineProperties(obj, props)

Adds several properties to the given object.

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obj object

The object to add the properties to.

props object

A mapping of properties to values to add.

defineProperty(obj, name, value)

Defines a read-only property on the given object.

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obj object

The object to add the property to.

name string

The name of the property to add.

value * | function

The value to set. If a function is given, it is used as a getter, otherwise the value is directly set as an unwritable property.

execute()

Entry point for executing a spec.

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getActiveSegment(objopt) → (nullable) {TraceSegment}

Retrieves the segment associated with the given object, or the currently active segment if no object is given.

  • getActiveSegment([obj])

An active segment is one whose transaction is still active (e.g. has not ended yet).

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Name Type Attributes Description
obj * <optional>

The object to retrieve a segment from.

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TraceSegment

The trace segment associated with the given object or the currently active segment if no object is provided or no segment is associated with the object.

getName(obj) → {string}

Determine the name of an object.

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obj *

The object to get a name for.

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Type:
string

The name of the object if it has one, else <anonymous>.

getOriginal(nodule, propertyopt) → {Object|function}

Retrieves the original method for a wrapped function.

  • getOriginal(nodule, property)
  • getOriginal(func)
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nodule Object | function

The source of the property to get the original of, or a function to unwrap.

property string <optional>

A property on nodule to get the original value of.

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Type:
Object | function

The original value for the given item.

getSegment(objopt) → (nullable) {TraceSegment}

Retrieves the segment associated with the given object, or the current segment if no object is given.

  • getSegment([obj])
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obj * <optional>

The object to retrieve a segment from.

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Type:
TraceSegment

The trace segment associated with the given object or the current segment if no object is provided or no segment is associated with the object.

insertCATReplyHeader(headers, useAlternateHeaderNamesopt)

Adds CAT headers for an outbound response.

  • insertCATReplyHeaders(headers [, useAlternateHeaderNames])
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Name Type Attributes Default Description
headers object

The outbound response headers object to inject our CAT headers into.

useAlternateHeaderNames bool <optional>
false

Indicates if HTTP-style headers should be used or alternate style. Some transport protocols are more strict on the characters allowed in headers and this option can be used to toggle use of pure-alpha header names.

insertCATRequestHeaders(headers, useAlternateHeaderNamesopt)

Adds CAT headers for an outbound request.

  • insertCATRequestHeaders(headers [, useAlternateHeaderNames])
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Name Type Attributes Default Description
headers object

The outbound request headers object to inject our CAT headers into.

useAlternateHeaderNames bool <optional>
false

Indicates if HTTP-style headers should be used or alternate style. Some transport protocols are more strict on the characters allowed in headers and this option can be used to toggle use of pure-alpha header names.

interceptPromise(prom, cb) → {Promise}

Executes the given callback when the promise is finalized, whether it is resolved or rejected.

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prom Promise

Some kind of promise. Must have a then method.

cb function

A function to call when the promise resolves.

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Type:
Promise

A new promise to replace the original one.

isArray(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object exists and is an array.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is an array, else false.

isBoolean(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object is a boolean literal.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is a boolean literal, else false.

isFunction(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object exists and is a function.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is a function, else false.

isNumber(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object is a number literal.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is a number literal, else false.

isObject(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object is an Object.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is an Object, else false.

isPromise(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object is a promise instance.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is a promise, else false.

isString(obj) → {bool}

Determines if the given object exists and is a string.

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obj *

The object to check.

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bool

True if the object is a string, else false.

isWrapped(nodule, propertyopt) → {bool}

Determines if the specified function or property exists and is wrapped.

  • isWrapped(nodule, property)
  • isWrapped(func)
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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the property or a single function to check.

property string <optional>

The property to check. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to check.

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bool

True if the item exists and has been wrapped.

listenerCount(emitter, event) → {number}

Retrieves the number of listeners for the given event.

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emitter object

The emitter to count the listeners on.

event string

The event to count.

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number

The number of listeners on the given event for this emitter.

normalizeIndex(arrayLength, idx) → (nullable) {number}

Ensures the given index is a valid index inside the array.

A negative index value is converted to a positive one by adding it to the array length before checking it.

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arrayLength number

The length of the array this index is for.

idx number

The index to normalize.

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number

The adjusted index value if it is valid, else null.

once(fn) → {function}

Wraps a function such that it will only be executed once.

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fn function

The function to wrap in an execution guard.

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function

A function which will execute fn at most once.

popTransactionName(pathSegmentopt)

Pops one or more elements off the transaction naming stack.

  • popTransactionName([pathSegment])

Ideally it is not necessary to ever provide the pathSegment parameter for this function, but we do not live in an ideal world.

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pathSegment string <optional>

Optional. Path segment to pop the stack repeatedly until a segment matching pathSegment is removed.

proxy(source, properties, dest)

Proxies all set/get actions for each given property on dest onto source.

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source *

The object on which all the set/get actions will actually occur.

properties string | Array.<string>

All of the properties to proxy.

dest *

The object which is proxying the source's properties.

pushTransactionName(pathSegment)

Pushes a new path segment onto the transaction naming stack.

  • pushTransactionName(pathSegment)

Transactions are named for the middlware that sends the reponse. Some web frameworks are capable of mounting middlware in complex routing stacks. In order to maintain the correct name, transactions keep a stack of mount points for each middlware/router/app/whatever. The instrumentation should push on the mount path for wrapped things when route resolution enters and pop it back off when resolution exits the item.

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pathSegment string

The path segment to add to the naming stack.

record(nodule, propertiesopt, recordNamer) → {Object|function}

Wraps a function with segment creation and binding.

  • record(nodule, properties, recordNamer)
  • record(func, recordNamer)

This is shorthand for calling Shim#wrap and manually creating a segment.

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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to record, or a single function to record.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to record. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to record.

recordNamer RecorderFunction

A function which returns a record descriptor that gives the name and type of record we'll make.

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Object | function

The first parameter, possibly wrapped.

recordConsume(nodule, propertiesopt, spec) → {Object|function}

Wraps the given properties as message consumers to be recorded.

  • recordConsume(nodule, properties, spec)
  • recordConsume(func, spec)

The resulting wrapped methods will record their executions using the messaging CONSUME metric, possibly also starting a message transaction. Note that this should wrap the message consumer, to record methods which subscribe consumers see MessageShim#recordSubscribedConsume

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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

spec MessageSpec | MessageFunction

The spec for the method or a function which returns the details of the method.

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Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.

recordProduce(nodule, propertiesopt, recordNamer) → {Object|function}

Wraps the given properties as message producing methods to be recorded.

  • recordProduce(nodule, properties, recordNamer)
  • recordProduce(func, recordNamer)

The resulting wrapped methods will record their executions using the messaging PRODUCE metric.

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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

recordNamer MessageFunction

A function which specifies details of the message.

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Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.

recordPurgeQueue(nodule, propertiesopt, spec) → {Object|function}

Wraps the given properties as queue purging methods.

  • recordPurgeQueue(nodule, properties, spec)
  • recordPurgeQueue(func, spec)
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nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

spec RecorderSpec

The specification for this queue purge method's interface.

Name Type Description
queue string

The name of the queue being purged.

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Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.

recordSubscribedConsume(nodule, propertiesopt, spec) → {Object|function}

Wraps the given properties as message subscription methods.

  • recordSubscribedConsume(nodule, properties, spec)
  • recordSubscribedConsume(func, spec)

Message subscriber methods are ones used to register a message consumer with the message library. See MessageShim#recordConsume for recording the consumer itself.

Note that unlike most shim.recordX methods, this method will call the spec.wrapper method even if no transaction is active.

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nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

spec MessageSubscribeSpec

The specification for this subscription method's interface.

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Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.

setActiveSegment(segment)

Explicitly sets the active segment to the one passed in. This method should only be used if there is no function to tie a segment's timing to.

  • setActiveSegment(segment)
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segment TraceSegment

The segment to set as the active segment.

setDefaults(objnullable, defaults) → {object}

Performs a shallow copy of each property from defaults only if obj does not already have that property.

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obj object <nullable>

The object to copy the defaults onto.

defaults object

A mapping of keys to default values.

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object

The obj with the default values copied onto it. If obj was falsey, then a new object with the defaults copied onto it is returned instead.

setInternalProperty(objnon-null, namenon-null, val) → {object}

Sets a property to the given value. If the property doesn't exist yet it will be made writable and non-enumerable.

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obj object

The object to add the property to.

name string

The name for this property.

val *

The value to set the property as.

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Type:
object

The obj value.

setLibrary(library)

Sets the vendor of the message broker being instrumented.

This is used to generate the names for metrics and segments. If a string is passed, metric names will be generated using that.

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library MessageShim.LIBRARY_NAMES | string

The name of the message broker library. Use one of the well-known constants listed in MessageShim.LIBRARY_NAMES if available for the library.

setTransactionName(name)

Sets the name to be used for this transaction.

  • setTransactionName(name)

Either this _or_ the naming stack should be used. Do not use them together.

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name string

The name to use for the transaction.

shimRequire(filePath) → (nullable) {*}

Loads a node module from the instrumented library's own root directory.

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filePath string

A relative path inside the module's directory.

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*

The result of loading the given module. If the module fails to load, null is returned instead.

storeSegment(objnon-null, segmentopt)

Associates a segment with the given object.

  • storeSegment(obj [, segment])

If no segment is provided, the currently active segment is used.

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obj *

The object to retrieve a segment from.

segment TraceSegment <optional>

The segment to link the object to.

toArray(obj) → {Array.<*>}

Converts an array-like object into an array.

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obj *

The array-like object (i.e. arguments).

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Array.<*>

An instance of Array containing the elements of the array-like.

unwrap(nodule, propertiesopt) → {Object|function}

Unwraps one or more items, revealing the original value.

  • unwrap(nodule, property)
  • unwrap(func)

If called with a nodule and properties, the unwrapped values will be put back on the nodule. Otherwise, the unwrapped function is just returned.

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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to unwrap, or a single function to unwrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to unwrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to unwrap.

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Type:
Object | function

The first parameter after unwrapping.

unwrapOnce(nodule, propertiesopt) → {Object|function}

Unwraps one item, revealing the underlying value.

  • unwrapOnce(nodule, property)
  • unwrapOnce(func)

If called with a nodule and properties, the unwrapped value will be put back on the nodule. Otherwise, the unwrapped function is just returned.

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Name Type Attributes Description
nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to unwrap, or a single function to unwrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to unwrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to unwrap.

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Type:
Object | function

The first parameter after unwrapping.

wrap(nodule, propertiesopt, spec, argsopt) → {Object|function}

Executes the provided spec on one or more objects.

  • wrap(nodule, properties, spec [, args])
  • wrap(func, spec [, args])

When called with a nodule and one or more properties, the spec will be executed on each property listed and the return value put back on the nodule.

When called with just a function, the spec will be executed on the function and the return value of the spec simply passed back.

The wrapped version will have the same prototype as the original method.

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nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

spec Spec | WrapFunction

The spec for wrapping these items.

args Array.<*> <optional>
[]

Optional extra arguments to be sent to the spec when executing it.

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Type:
Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.

wrapClass(nodule, propertiesopt, spec, argsopt) → {Object|function}

Wraps a class constructor using a subclass with pre- and post-construction hooks.

  • wrapClass(nodule, properties, spec [, args])
  • wrapClass(func, spec [, args])
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nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the constructor to wrap.

spec ClassWrapSpec | ConstructorHookFunction

The spec for wrapping the returned value from the properties or a post hook.

args Array.<*> <optional>
[]

Optional extra arguments to be sent to the spec when executing it.

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Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.

wrapExport(nodule, spec) → {*}

Wraps the actual module being instrumented to change what require returns.

  • wrapExport(nodule, spec)
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nodule *

The original export to replace with our new one.

spec WrapFunction

A wrapper function. The return value from this spec is what will replace the export.

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*

The return value from spec.

wrapReturn(nodule, propertiesopt, spec, argsopt) → {Object|function}

Executes the provided spec with the return value of the given properties.

  • wrapReturn(nodule, properties, spec [, args])
  • wrapReturn(func, spec [, args])

If the wrapper is executed with new then the wrapped function will also be called with new. This feature should only be used with factory methods disguised as classes. Normally Shim#wrapClass should be used to wrap constructors instead.

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nodule Object | function

The source for the properties to wrap, or a single function to wrap.

properties string | Array.<string> <optional>

One or more properties to wrap. If omitted, the nodule parameter is assumed to be the function to wrap.

spec Spec | WrapReturnFunction

The spec for wrapping the returned value from the properties.

args Array.<*> <optional>
[]

Optional extra arguments to be sent to the spec when executing it.

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Type:
Object | function

The first parameter to this function, after wrapping it or its properties.