Bobby L. Craig


# json-stringify-safe Like JSON.stringify, but doesn't throw on circular references. ## Usage Takes the same arguments as `JSON.stringify`. ```javascript var stringify = require('json-stringify-safe'); var circularObj = {}; circularObj.circularRef = circularObj; circularObj.list = [ circularObj, circularObj ]; console.log(stringify(circularObj, null, 2)); ``` Output: ```json { "circularRef": "[Circular]", "list": [ "[Circular]", "[Circular]" ] } ``` ## Details ``` stringify(obj, serializer, indent, decycler) ``` The first three arguments are the same as to JSON.stringify. The last is an argument that's only used when the object has been seen already. The default `decycler` function returns the string `'[Circular]'`. If, for example, you pass in `function(k,v){}` (return nothing) then it will prune cycles. If you pass in `function(k,v){ return {foo: 'bar'}}`, then cyclical objects will always be represented as `{"foo":"bar"}` in the result. ``` stringify.getSerialize(serializer, decycler) ``` Returns a serializer that can be used elsewhere. This is the actual function that's passed to JSON.stringify. **Note** that the function returned from `getSerialize` is stateful for now, so do **not** use it more than once.