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       JavaScript::Minifier - Perl extension for minifying JavaScript code


       To minify a JavaScript file and have the output written directly to another file

         use JavaScript::Minifier qw(minify);

         open(my $in, 'myScript.js') or die;
         open(my $out, '>', 'myScript-min.js') or die;

         minify(input => $in, outfile => $out);


       To minify a JavaScript string literal. Note that by omitting the outfile parameter a the
       minified code is returned as a string.

         my $minifiedJavaScript = minify(input => 'var x = 2;');

       To include a copyright comment at the top of the minified code.

         minify(input => 'var x = 2;', copyright => 'BSD License');

       To treat ';;;' as '//' so that debugging code can be removed. This is a common JavaScript
       convention for minification.

         minify(input => 'var x = 2;', stripDebug => 1);

       The "input" parameter is mandatory. The "output", "copyright", and "stripDebug" parameters
       are optional and can be used in any combination.


       This module removes unnecessary whitespace from JavaScript code. The primary requirement
       developing this module is to not break working code: if working JavaScript is in input
       then working JavaScript is output. It is ok if the input has missing semi-colons, snips
       like '++ +' or '12 .toString()', for example. Internet Explorer conditional comments are
       copied to the output but the code inside these comments will not be minified.

       The ECMAScript specifications allow for many different whitespace characters: space,
       horizontal tab, vertical tab, new line, carriage return, form feed, and paragraph
       separator. This module understands all of these as whitespace except for vertical tab and
       paragraph separator. These two types of whitespace are not minimized.

       For static JavaScript files, it is recommended that you minify during the build stage of
       web deployment. If you minify on-the-fly then it might be a good idea to cache the
       minified file. Minifying static files on-the-fly repeatedly is wasteful.

       Exported by default: "minifiy()"


       This module is inspired by Douglas Crockford's JSMin:

       You may also be interested in the CSS::Minifier module also available on CPAN.


       You can obtain the latest source code and submit bug reports on the github repository for
       this module: <>


       Zoffix Znet "<>" <>


       Peter Michaux, <>

       Eric Herrera, <>


       Miller 'tmhall' Hall

       Вячеслав 'vti' Тихановский


       Copyright (C) 2007 by Peter Michaux

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.6 or, at your option, any later version of
       Perl 5 you may have available.