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eslint reports max-depth for `else if` blocks. #1835

Raynos opened this issue Feb 14, 2015 · 2 comments


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commented Feb 14, 2015

When specifying max-depth I expected it to not complain about nested else if statements.

I would expect that max-depth would only complain when it's indented 4 times.

/*global require*/
/*eslint global-strict: [2, "always"], quotes: [2, "single"]*/

/*eslint max-depth: [2, 4]*/
'use strict';

var process = require('process');

function log(m) {
    process.stdout.log(m + '\n');

function foo(a) {
    if (a === 1) {
    } else if (a === 2) {
    } else if (a === 3) {
    } else if (a === 4) {
    } else if (a === 5) {
    } else if (a === 6) {

var x = 3;

    $ eslint test.js

      21:11  error  Blocks are nested too deeply (5)  max-depth
      23:11  error  Blocks are nested too deeply (6)  max-depth

        ✖ 2 problems (2 errors, 0 warnings)

Sounds like the fix would be to decrement the max depth counter on an else if statement.

cc @malandrew @jcorbin


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commented Feb 14, 2015

Definitely looks like a bug.


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commented Feb 20, 2015

Looking at this now.

@nzakas nzakas closed this in ab249e5 Feb 21, 2015

nzakas added a commit that referenced this issue Feb 21, 2015

Merge pull request #1855 from eslint/issue1835
Fix: Don't count else-if in max-depth (fixes #1835)

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