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Update: remove suggestion if it didn't provide a fix (fixes #13723) #13772

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@mdjermanovic mdjermanovic commented Oct 19, 2020

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[ ] Documentation update
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fixes #13723

Marked this change as an "Update", because it can cause some existing tests in plugins to fail.

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Modified ReportTranslator to automatically remove the whole suggestion instance from the linting output if the suggestion's fix function returned null or an empty array/sequence.


This change prevents invalid lint messages.

ESLint API defines Suggestion#fix as a mandatory field in a LintMessage. This means that all suggestions produced by the linting must include fixes. Integrations, following the spec, expect that this property exists and has a valid EditInfo value. For example, VSCode crashes if it is null.

ReportTranslator already throws if the fix property in a suggestion object provided by the rule isn't a function, but it wasn't checking the value returned from that function.

It's still allowed to return null or return [] from fix(), or yield nothing from *fix(), as an indicator that suggestion's fix cannot be applied. This is a commonly used pattern in auto-fix fix functions (e.g., when it finds out that some comments in the code are interfering with the fix).

After this change, instead of creating an invalid suggestion object with fix: null, the whole suggestion will be removed from the final output. If there are multiple suggestions for the same error, only those that didn't provide a fix will be removed.

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@btmills btmills left a comment

LGTM, thanks @mdjermanovic! When I saw +233/-9 in the diff, I was pleasantly surprised to see only a single new .filter() in the implementation with the rest being all tests 😆

@btmills btmills merged commit bfddced into master Oct 23, 2020
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