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 $. > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Prototype: Core" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to prototype-core-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/prototype-core?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---