CoffeeScript compiler API
I am working in Coffeescript (writing a Cakefile). I would like to compile some other CoffeeScript files, à la
coffee -o lib -c src
I could launch the above command in a child process, but this approach has cross-platform issues and makes error handling difficult. I'd much rather use an API.
I'd be happy to use the exact functions from command.coffee, but I can't work out how.
Addendum: I see
require('coffee-script').compile, which compiles a string to another string. That would still leave me to do the grunt work of looping over files and subfolders and writing the output.
The API you're looking for is in coffee-script.coffee. It exports a
compile function that does what it says on the tin.
To use command.coffee's
run function directly you'd have to first overwrite
process.argv with the options you would have passed on the command line.