One of my favorite and most essential
Function method is
bind to simply bind a method’s call to its host object, but did you know you can also bind arguments with the host object?
You’ve probably done something like this:
this._onTargetAvailable = this._onTargetAvailable.bind(this);
That pattern is frequently used, especially in classed-based code or when passing callback functions. What you may not often see is bound arguments:
this._onTargetAvailable = this._onTargetAvailable.bind( this, arg1, arg2, arg3 );
Binding arguments gives you more power in how your bound function is used! Whenever
onTargetAvailable is called, the arguments you provide will be in that order, and any additional arguments will be added to the end of the argument list!
LightFace: Facebook Lightbox for MooTools
One of the web components I’ve always loved has been Facebook’s modal dialog. This “lightbox” isn’t like others: no dark overlay, no obnoxious animating to size, and it doesn’t try to do “too much.” With Facebook’s dialog in mind, I’ve created LightFace: a Facebook lightbox…
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