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dnt - Deno to Node Transform

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Prototype for a Deno to Node/canonical TypeScript transform.

Note: This is not completely working yet. Please don’t use it as it will probably drastically change.


// ex. scripts/create_npm_package.ts
import { run } from "";

await run({
  entryPoint: "./mod.ts",
  outDir: "./npm",
  typeCheck: true,
  package: {
    // package.json properties
    name: "my-package",
    version: Deno.args[0],
    description: "My package.",
    license: "MIT",
    repository: {
      type: "git",
      url: "git+"
    bugs: {
      url: ""
    // optional dev dependencies to use
    devDependencies: {
      // if you find it necessary
      "@types/node": "^16.10.3",
  // optional specifier to npm package mappings
  mappings: {
    "": {
      name: "code-block-writer",
      version: "^10.1.1",
# run script. This will output an npm package with cjs and mjs distributions bundling remote dependencies
deno run --allow-read=./ --allow-write=./npm --allow-net --allow-run scripts/create_npm_package.ts 0.1.0

# go to output directory and publish
cd npm
npm publish

JS API Example

For only the Deno to canonical TypeScript transform which can be useful for bundlers, use the following:

// docs:
import { transform } from "";

const outputResult = await transform({
  entryPoint: "./mod.ts",
  shimPackageName: "deno.ns",

// inspect outputResult.files and outputResult.dependencies here

Rust API Example

When using TypeScript, the Rust API only transforms from Deno to canonical TypeScript. You will need to use the TypeScript compiler to do the rest.

use std::path::PathBuf;

use deno_node_transform::ModuleSpecifier;
use deno_node_transform::transform;
use deno_node_transform::TransformOptions;

let output_result = transform(TransformOptions {
  entry_point: ModuleSpecifier::from_file_path(PathBuf::from("./mod.ts")).unwrap(),
  shim_package_name: "deno.ns".to_string(),
  loader: None, // use the default loader

for output_file in output_result.files.iter() {
  // use these properties on output_file