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fix(transform-react-constant-elements): wrap hoisted values to enable tree-shaking #11102

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yannickcr commented Feb 6, 2020

Q                       A
Fixed Issues? Fixes #11037
Patch: Bug Fix? Yes
Major: Breaking Change? I don't think, plugin output is different but it should not be a breaking change
Minor: New Feature? No
Tests Added + Pass? Updated output snapshots
Any Dependency Changes? No
License MIT

As described in #11037, the current code generated by @babel/plugin-transform-react-constant-elements is not tree-shakable since the #__PURE__ annotation only works on function calls (terser/terser#513).

The proposed solution (terser/terser#513 (comment)) is to wrap the hoisted values in an IIFE to make them tree-shakable. This is what this change intent to do.

No new tests were added but the existing snapshots were updated to match the new output.


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nicolo-ribaudo commented Feb 6, 2020

The problem that this PR solver is not that terser is unable to remove compiled JSX elements, it's that we don't add the __PURE__ annotation to nested elements.

Try pasting this code in Terser's REPL:

(() => {

let _ref =
React.createElement("svg1", null, React.createElement("path1", null));

let _ref2 =
(() => React.createElement("svg2", null, React.createElement("path2", null)))();


You'll notice that both svg1 and svg2 are removed, but only path2 and not path1.

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The output of some tests (babel-plugin-transform-react-jsx/react › optimisation.react) seems wrong 🤔

…r jsx related tests
(() => <div>

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nicolo-ribaudo Feb 6, 2020


This should be kept as a single element, not as 3 separate elements.
The arrow function is not needed if the elements don't have impure children anyway.

I think that a possible solution would be adding the __PURE__ annotation to every child, and avoid the IIFE, but let's wait for other opinions. Or maybe we could ask the terser team to support marking a whole expression as pure, using __PURE__ (expr) 😛


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JLHwung commented Feb 6, 2020

Oops, I am also working on this issue and #11105 is just submitted.


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yannickcr commented Feb 8, 2020

@JLHwung Oh! Seems that unlike me you're managed to skip hoisting for children elements.

Let's continue on #11105 then, I'll close this one 🙂

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