This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse, however changes made here WILL affect the production instance of PyPI.
Latest Version Dependencies status unknown Test status unknown Test coverage unknown
Project Description
  _____ _      _____ __  __ _____ _______
 / ____| |    |_   _|  \/  |_   _|__   __|
| (___ | |      | | | \  / | | |    | |
 \___ \| |      | | | |\/| | | |    | |
 ____) | |____ _| |_| |  | |_| |_   | |
|_____/|______|_____|_|  |_|_____|  |_|

Welcome to SlimIt

SlimIt is a JavaScript minifier written in Python. It compiles JavaScript into more compact code so that it downloads and runs faster.

SlimIt also provides a library that includes a JavaScript parser, lexer, pretty printer and a tree visitor.

http://slimit.readthedocs.org/

Installation

$ [sudo] pip install slimit

Or the bleeding edge version from the git master branch:

$ [sudo] pip install git+https://github.com/rspivak/slimit.git#egg=slimit

There is also an official DEB package available at http://packages.debian.org/sid/slimit

Let’s minify some code

From the command line:

$ slimit -h
Usage: slimit [options] [input file]

If no input file is provided STDIN is used by default.
Minified JavaScript code is printed to STDOUT.

Options:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -m, --mangle          mangle names
  -t, --mangle-toplevel
                        mangle top level scope (defaults to False)

$ cat test.js
var foo = function( obj ) {
        for ( var name in obj ) {
                return false;
        }
        return true;
};
$
$ slimit --mangle < test.js
var foo=function(a){for(var b in a)return false;return true;};

Or using library API:

>>> from slimit import minify
>>> text = """
... var foo = function( obj ) {
...         for ( var name in obj ) {
...                 return false;
...         }
...         return true;
... };
... """
>>> print minify(text, mangle=True, mangle_toplevel=True)
var a=function(a){for(var b in a)return false;return true;};

Iterate over, modify a JavaScript AST and pretty print it

>>> from slimit.parser import Parser
>>> from slimit.visitors import nodevisitor
>>> from slimit import ast
>>>
>>> parser = Parser()
>>> tree = parser.parse('for(var i=0; i<10; i++) {var x=5+i;}')
>>> for node in nodevisitor.visit(tree):
...     if isinstance(node, ast.Identifier) and node.value == 'i':
...         node.value = 'hello'
...
>>> print tree.to_ecma() # print awesome javascript :)
for (var hello = 0; hello < 10; hello++) {
  var x = 5 + hello;
}
>>>

Writing custom node visitor

>>> from slimit.parser import Parser
>>> from slimit.visitors.nodevisitor import ASTVisitor
>>>
>>> text = """
... var x = {
...     "key1": "value1",
...     "key2": "value2"
... };
... """
>>>
>>> class MyVisitor(ASTVisitor):
...     def visit_Object(self, node):
...         """Visit object literal."""
...         for prop in node:
...             left, right = prop.left, prop.right
...             print 'Property key=%s, value=%s' % (left.value, right.value)
...             # visit all children in turn
...             self.visit(prop)
...
>>>
>>> parser = Parser()
>>> tree = parser.parse(text)
>>> visitor = MyVisitor()
>>> visitor.visit(tree)
Property key="key1", value="value1"
Property key="key2", value="value2"

Using lexer in your project

>>> from slimit.lexer import Lexer
>>> lexer = Lexer()
>>> lexer.input('a = 1;')
>>> for token in lexer:
...     print token
...
LexToken(ID,'a',1,0)
LexToken(EQ,'=',1,2)
LexToken(NUMBER,'1',1,4)
LexToken(SEMI,';',1,5)

You can get one token at a time using token method:

>>> lexer.input('a = 1;')
>>> while True:
...     token = lexer.token()
...     if not token:
...         break
...     print token
...
LexToken(ID,'a',1,0)
LexToken(EQ,'=',1,2)
LexToken(NUMBER,'1',1,4)
LexToken(SEMI,';',1,5)

LexToken instance has different attributes:

>>> lexer.input('a = 1;')
>>> token = lexer.token()
>>> token.type, token.value, token.lineno, token.lexpos
('ID', 'a', 1, 0)

Benchmarks

SAM - JQuery size after minification in bytes (the smaller number the better)

Original jQuery 1.6.1 (bytes) SlimIt SAM rJSmin SAM jsmin SAM
234,995 94,290 134,215 134,819

Roadmap

  • when doing name mangling handle cases with ‘eval’ and ‘with’
  • foo[“bar”] ==> foo.bar
  • consecutive declarations: var a = 10; var b = 20; ==> var a=10,b=20;
  • reduce simple constant expressions if the result takes less space: 1 +2 * 3 ==> 7
  • IF statement optimizations
    1. if (foo) bar(); else baz(); ==> foo?bar():baz();
    2. if (!foo) bar(); else baz(); ==> foo?baz():bar();
    3. if (foo) bar(); ==> foo&&bar();
    4. if (!foo) bar(); ==> foo||bar();
    5. if (foo) return bar(); else return baz(); ==> return foo?bar():baz();
    6. if (foo) return bar(); else something(); ==> {if(foo)return bar();something()}
  • remove unreachable code that follows a return, throw, break or continue statement, except function/variable declarations
  • parsing speed improvements

Acknowledgments

  • The lexer and parser are built with PLY
  • Several test cases and regexes from jslex
  • Some visitor ideas - pycparser
  • Many grammar rules are taken from rkelly
  • Name mangling and different optimization ideas - UglifyJS
  • ASI implementation was inspired by pyjsparser

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Change History

0.8.1 (2013-03-26)

0.8.0 (2013-03-23)

0.7.4 (2012-06-5)

0.7.3 (2012-05-21)

0.7.2 (2012-05-17)

0.7.1 (2012-05-10)

0.7 (2012-04-16)

0.6.1 (2012-03-15)

0.6 (2012-02-04)

0.5.5 (2011-10-05)

0.5.4 (2011-10-01)

0.5.3 (2011-06-29)

0.5.1 (2011-06-06)

0.5 (2011-06-06)

  • Added name mangling

0.4 (2011-05-12)

  • Minify more by removing block braces { }
  • More tests

0.3.2 (2011-05-09)

  • More hacks to use pre-generated lex and yacc tables when called from the command line

0.3.1 (2011-05-09)

  • Use pre-generated lex and yacc tables when called from the command line

0.3 (2011-05-09)

  • Added minifier

0.2 (2011-05-07)

  • Added a JavaScript parser
  • Added pretty printer
  • Added node visitor

0.1 (2011-05-02)

  • Initial public version. It contains only a JavaScript lexer
Release History

Release History

0.8.1

This version

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.8.0

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.7.4

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.7.3

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.7.2

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.7.1

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.7

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.6.2

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.6.1

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.6

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.5.5

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.5.4

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.5.3

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.5.2

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.5.1

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.5

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.4

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.3.2

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.2

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

0.1

History Node

TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.

Changelog content for this version goes here.

Donec et mollis dolor. Praesent et diam eget libero egestas mattis sit amet vitae augue. Nam tincidunt congue enim, ut porta lorem lacinia consectetur. Donec ut libero sed arcu vehicula ultricies a non tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Show More

Download Files

Download Files

TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
slimit-0.8.1.zip (88.2 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Mar 26, 2013

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS HPE HPE Development Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting