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@ajmas ajmas/autobind.js

Created May 29, 2019
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Method to autobind methods in NodeJS
// Based logic on example for discovering properties here:
// This takes a class instance and returns an object with the objects bound to the instance
// Written, mainly to see if it could be done to avoid having to do individual explcit binds when
// registering with express router
function autoBind(instance) {
let obj = instance;
let props = []
do {
const l = Object.getOwnPropertyNames(obj)
.concat(Object.getOwnPropertySymbols(obj).map(s => s.toString()))
.filter((p, i, arr) =>
typeof obj[p] === 'function' && //only the methods
p !== 'constructor' && //not the constructor
(i == 0 || p !== arr[i - 1]) && //not overriding in this prototype
props.indexOf(p) === -1 //not overridden in a child
props = props.concat(l)
while (
(obj = Object.getPrototypeOf(obj)) && //walk-up the prototype chain
Object.getPrototypeOf(obj) //not the the Object prototype methods (hasOwnProperty, etc...)
const autoboundObj = {};
props.forEach((prop) => {
autoboundObj[prop] = instance[prop].bind(instance);
return autoboundObj;
export default autoBind;
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