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Uphill Both Ways

19 Mar 2015


  • resume
    • started a new “project” to overhaul my resume but it was in OpenOffice format which got me thinking …
      1. what if I redid my resume in simple markdown and then render it as HTML, PDF, etc.
        • working pretty well
      2. what if I redid my resume as JSON
        • issue: single line strings for inherently multiline content is a big bag full of hurt dropped on your toe
          • solution: doesn’t quite cut it… playing with the idea of using babel for ES6-style JSON (.es6son?)
        • issue: multiline strings work but keep the indention which is undesireable (want something like deindented here documents in bash)
          • solution: created a deindent() function to help
          • result: it takes a bit of machinery but it’s nice to have
        • issue: now it has to be transpiled AND executed to produce the JSON … almost there …
          • solution: nevermind
const FIRST_AND_LAST_LINE_RE = /^\s*\n|\n\s*$/g;

function getInnerLines(str) {
    return str.replace(FIRST_AND_LAST_LINE_RE, "");

//NOTE: could treat tabs/spaces differently if the user gives us a mapping (we'd use the computed indent size instead of raw indent string length)
const LEADING_WS_RE = /^(\s*).*$/gm;

function findIndent(str) {
    let indent, m;
    while ((m = LEADING_WS_RE.exec(str)) !== null && m.index !== str.length) {
        if (indent === undefined || m[1].length < indent.length) {
            indent = m[1];
    return indent;

function deindent(str) {
    let innerLines = getInnerLines(str),
        indent = findIndent(innerLines),
        indentRE = new RegExp("^" + indent, "gm");
    return innerLines.replace(indentRE, "");

const D = deindent;
export default {
    header: "uphill both ways",
    sections: [
            header: "tech tid bits",
            sections: [
                This is a test *of* _stuff_ ${1+2}.
                should be deindented.
                  ditto, but not all the way.
                  ditto that ditto, but not the trailing spaces on the last line ${""}

console.log("%j", module.exports); //IT WORKS!

//NOTE: I'm not really using this but I can see how it it might come in handy in other places
//NOTE: could maybe create ES6 templated string tag function for this