@mike cool idea
@ken nice implementation

:-)

On Jul 30, 8:43 pm, Ken Snyder <kendsny...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mike,
>
> Yes, that type of class is quite helpful. Here is a concise implementation
> of your idea:http://gist.github.com/158849
>
> It could be improved a lot. For example, you could alter
> Element.addMethods() to also add methods to the NodeList object.
>
> This type of class is probably appropriate for a Scripteka submission, but
> there may be other implementations already there.  Feel free to use my code
> however you like and submit it if you want.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Ken Snyder
>
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Mike Rumble <mike.rum...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > A developer that's recently joined my team is new to Prototype and is
> > finding himself trying to do things in a jQuery-ish way, for example:
>
> > $$('.panel').addClassName('red').addClassName('blue');
>
> > I explained the differences between the Prototype and JQuery ways of
> > doing things, and demonstrated that the same result could be achieved
> > using Prototype with not a great deal more code:
>
> > $$('.panel').invoke('addClassName', 'red').invoke('addClassName',
> > 'blue');
>
> > At the same time I noticed the NodeList present in the BBC's new Glow
> > library (see here:
> >http://www.bbc.co.uk/glow/docs/1.5/api/glow.dom.nodelist.shtml
> > ), and wondered whether Prototype could benefit of a similar module to
> > allow the element methods to be invoked on a collection of DOM nodes
> > (the return of $$) and chained together jQuery-style.
>
> > A real basic implementation could look something like this, only less
> > lame....
>
> > var NodeList = Class.create(Enumerable, {
> >  initialize : function(elements){
> >    this.elements = elements;
> >  },
> >  _each : function(iterator){
> >    this.elements.each(iterator);
> >  },
> >  item : function(i){
> >    return this.elements[i];
> >  }
> >  addClassName : function(className){
> >    this.elements.invoke('addClassName', className);
> >    return this;
> >  }
> >  // More methods here....
> > });
>
> > I don't think Prototype needs to make itself like jQuery, and I'm not
> > looking to start that debate here. I am however interested to hear if
> > anyone thinks there is any value in this approach, or indeed if not.
>
> > Personally I think it would do well to make Prototype more accessible
> > to newcomers.
>
> > Thanks,
> > Mike.
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