This was the core issue I dealt with when I built GenevaJS. I could probably
strip out some unnec. stuff and create an adapter for you... or you can feel
free to tear apart genevajs yourself and build your adapter.

http://www.genevajs.com

Rick

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:59 PM, pstickne <pstic...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Okay, so here it comes again... (I hope not)
>
> Recently I've started using Prototype and jQuery together -- I use all
> the Prototype extension methods and the jQuery "$".  jQuery
> documentation offers several solutions for working alongside of
> Prototype.  However, there does not seem to be a way to have a root-
> level $ for jQuery while still having Prototype work as expected (if $
> is jQuery $ then Prototype features are prone to stop working).
>
> While the jQuery solutions do work in some cases, they did not offer
> an easy GLOBAL solution.  The amount of existing code in my case that
> uses jQuery (and my desire to keep $ as jQuery $ -- no suggestions
> about replacing jQuery entirely or using $j, please) reveal the real
> issue -- the sharing of $.
>
> Thus leads me to my solution:
> I have modified prototype.js such that function $ is renamed to $P and
> $$ is renamed to $P and all *internal* Prototype references are to $P
> or $$P. Then I have setup aliases from $ to $P and $$ to $$P.
>
> Then
> <script src="prototype.js" ...
> <script src="jquery.js" ...
> allows the use of $ for jQuery (with NO ADDITIONAL MODIFICATIONS)
> while allowing the rich prototype decorating of Prototype.
>
> This allows the use of both Prototype and jQuery seamlessly.  The
> owner of $ is then controlled entirely by load order. Perhaps you
> wanted $ to be Prototype "$" in your code but still have jQuery, then:
>
> <script src="jquery.js" ...
> <script src="prototype.js" ...
>
> Now jQuery is still loaded correct, $ is Prototype $. And the jQuery-
> suggested jQuery/Prototype interoperability suggestions may be used.
>
> Anyway, all this typing to present the case of a trivial modification
> to prototype.js so that it is more interoperable with jQuery (and
> potentially other uses of $) and I humbly ask that the idea is
> considered.
>
> I am new to Prototype but I can see not reason for a negative impact
> of this solution. The names I chose, $P and $$P were arbitrary and
> could easily be more descriptive. If third-party libraries that used
> Prototype also followed suit (using $P/$$P) then they should also be
> immune to jQuery (or other) overloading of $.
> >
>

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