How to force jQuery.extend deep recursion

jQuery.extend extends a target object with properties from other objects and it’s widely used in every piece of jQuery code.

Really it’s very useful and simple to undestand and use for flat properties.

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On the contrary, if the involved objects have object properties, jQuery.extend is less intuitive and less useful too.

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Luckily, an undocumented feature (deep) makes jQuery.extend recurr object properties.

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Unluckily, deep only works for the first level. (not really a ‘bug’)

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If you need deep recursion use jQuery.extend_deep instead.

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Here is the jQuery.extend_deep plugin:

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