This was previously covered by no-irregular-whitespace but BOM characters at the beginning of files are now stripped by eslint, so adding this rule just gets us the old behavior again.
What is the suggested value for the rule? "never" I assume?
Yep. Setting it to "never" would match the old behavior of the no-irregular-whitespace rule.
I'm only like half-understanding this rule; not spotting any way it affects anything I've ever done with JS so 👍 I guess
@yoshuawuyts See #283 for some more context, if you're interested.
Disallow the Unicode Byte Order Mark (BOM) (unicode-bom)
This rule will be included in standard v8