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Importing individual method fails with "Class is not a constructor"

See original GitHub issue

I’d like to import only the dereference method (the other parts of this module should ideally be tree-shaken out), but it seems this is currently not possible because of this error:

> const {dereference} = require("json-schema-ref-parser")
> dereference({}).then(console.log)
TypeError: Class is not a constructor
    at $RefParser.dereference (node_modules/json-schema-ref-parser/lib/index.js:227:18)

Importing the default export works as expected in comparison:

> const parser = require("json-schema-ref-parser")
> parser.dereference({}).then(console.log)

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:5 (3 by maintainers)

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KurtPrestoncommented, Oct 11, 2021

json-schema-ref-parser now always fails on TypeScript 4.4 with the same error.

The underlying issue is this:

By spec, you cannot bind an exported method, which is causing the code to error on node_modules/@apidevtools/json-schema-ref-parser/lib/index.js:160:

let Class = this; // eslint-disable-line consistent-this
let instance = new Class();

For anyone struggling to get this working, here’s a hacky workaround:

import $RefParser from '@apidevtools/json-schema-ref-parser';
$RefParser.dereference = $RefParser.dereference.bind($RefParser);
$RefParser.resolve = $RefParser.resolve.bind($RefParser);
philsturgeoncommented, Nov 26, 2022

Anyone able to get a pull request over to fix this? Or is it not a problem anymore?

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