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Wraps a value in an array if it isn't already one. Returns an empty array for null and undefined.

A typical usecase for this: when you have an option that accepts multiple values as an array, but you want to make the use of an array literal optional when there's only a single value to specify.


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Pull requests welcome. Please make sure your modifications are in line with the overall code style, and ensure that you're editing the files in src/, not those in lib/.

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Some examples:

var assureArray = require("assure-array");

assureArray("hello world");      // ["hello world!"]
assureArray(["hello", "world"]); // ["hello", "world"]
assureArray(null);               // []
assureArray([true]);             // [true]



Ensures that the provided value is returned as an array.

  • If value is an array already, this returns the array unchanged.
  • If value is null or undefined, this returns an empty array.
  • If value is any other kind of value, this returns a new array containing just that one value.