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Language definition for modern JavaScript with JSX syntax, Flow typing, and Styled Components.


Find it as Babel through Package Control.

Setting as the default syntax

To set it as the default syntax for a particular extension:

  1. Open a file with that extension,
  2. From the View menu, select SyntaxOpen all with current extension as…BabelJavaScript (Babel)
  3. Repeat this for each extension (e.g.: .js and .jsx).

Setting a Color Scheme

Babel comes bundled with Next from Benvie/JavaScriptNext.tmLanguage. From the command palette, select UI: Select Color Scheme and select Next.




Find them separately at babel/babel-sublime-snippets or as Babel Snippets through Package Control.


Under the hood, babel-sublime's syntax definition is built using JS Custom. JS Custom is based on Sublime's core JavaScript syntax, which is in turn descended from Benvie/JavaScriptNext.tmLanguage. Special thanks go to @jgebhardt and @zpao.


The JavaScript (Babel).sublime-syntax file itself is generated by JS Custom and should not be manually modified — any bug fixes or enhancements to the syntax itself should go through JS Custom.

If you modify the commenting rules or Next theme, make sure to do so by editing the appropriate YAML-tmPreferences or YAML-tmTheme file and converting that file using PackageDev. Then, commit both the source (YAML) file and the converted (XML) file.