Useful functions when working with YAML.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import stoplightYaml from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@stoplight/yaml';



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Useful functions when working with YAML.


Supported in modern browsers and node.

# latest stable
yarn add @stoplight/yaml


// basic example of parseWithPointers
import { parseWithPointers } from "@stoplight/yaml";

const result = parseWithPointers("foo: bar");

console.log(result.data); // => the {foo: "bar"} JS object
// basic example of getJsonPathForPosition and getLocationForJsonPath
import { getJsonPathForPosition, getLocationForJsonPath, parseWithPointers } from "@stoplight/yaml";

const result = parseWithPointers(`hello: world
    street: 123`

const path = getJsonPathForPosition(result, { line: 2, character: 7 }); // line and character are 0-based
console.log(path); // -> ["address", "street"];

const position = getLocationForJsonPath(result, ['address']);
console.log(position.range.start); // { line: 1, character: 8 } line and character are 0-based
console.log(position.range.end); // { line: 2, character: 15 } line and character are 0-based


  1. Clone repo.
  2. Create / checkout feature/{name}, chore/{name}, or fix/{name} branch.
  3. Install deps: yarn.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Run tests: yarn test.prod.
  6. Stage relevant files to git.
  7. Commit: yarn commit. NOTE: Commits that don't follow the conventional format will be rejected. yarn commit creates this format for you, or you can put it together manually and then do a regular git commit.
  8. Push: git push.
  9. Open PR targeting the next branch.