[Greasemonkey] How about script library and caching support?
wyns_sh at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 16 14:33:10 EDT 2005
Add a function like GM_include(path)
the function works like GM_log function and can be called from any user.js
path is relative path to a library sub folder in greasemonkey which works
like the script (so script can't load other local files with some security
checking in path name)
when the GM_include function is called, it will execute the script in
user.js context so library functions in those included files are visible to
With this feature, you can move those common used functions in user.js into
a set of library files and manage/use them easily. this can also make
scripting in greasemonkey even easier with some library files provided by
default package or other users.
There are already extension like platypus which provide a set of library
functions to greasemonkey plus a UI for auto script creating. but the
library functions in those extension is fixed (without editing the
extension jar) and sometimes still not enough,
So custom library files will be helpful i think
This mainly concerns for the performance when greasemonkey have lots of
scripts installed especially lots global scripts (like * as include sites).
Every script loaded (user.js or library scripts) first time can have a copy
in memory cache, when next time the same file is requested, first the file
modification time is checked, reload the file is there is a newer copy,
otherwise, load the data from the memory cache directly.
There can be option to enable/disable cache so u can still disable it when
you don't have much extra memeory.
Some other comments:
the UI of greasemonkey seems a bit lacking atm, some features like rename
script name and install multiple scripts from local folder will be nice to
Thanks for the great tool:)
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