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eslint-plugin-jsdoc

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JSDoc linting rules for ESLint.

Reference to jscs-jsdoc

This table maps the rules between eslint-plugin-jsdoc and jscs-jsdoc.

eslint-plugin-jsdoc jscs-jsdoc
check-examples N/A
check-param-names checkParamNames
check-tag-names N/A ~ checkAnnotations
check-types checkTypes
newline-after-description requireNewlineAfterDescription and disallowNewlineAfterDescription
require-description N/A
require-description-complete-sentence requireDescriptionCompleteSentence
require-example N/A
require-hyphen-before-param-description requireHyphenBeforeDescription
require-param checkParamExistence
require-param-description requireParamDescription
require-param-name N/A
require-param-type requireParamTypes
require-returns-description requireReturnDescription
require-returns-type requireReturnTypes
valid-types N/A
no-undefined-types N/A
N/A checkReturnTypes
N/A checkRedundantParams
N/A checkReturnTypes
N/A checkRedundantAccess
N/A enforceExistence
N/A leadingUnderscoreAccess

Installation

Install ESLint either locally or globally.

npm install eslint

If you have installed ESLint globally, you have to install JSDoc plugin globally too. Otherwise, install it locally.

npm install eslint-plugin-jsdoc

Configuration

Add plugins section and specify eslint-plugin-jsdoc as a plugin.

{
    "plugins": [
        "jsdoc"
    ]
}

Finally, enable all of the rules that you would like to use.

{
    "rules": {
        "jsdoc/check-examples": 1,
        "jsdoc/check-param-names": 1,
        "jsdoc/check-tag-names": 1,
        "jsdoc/check-types": 1,
        "jsdoc/newline-after-description": 1,
        "jsdoc/no-undefined-types": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-description": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-description-complete-sentence": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-example": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-hyphen-before-param-description": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-param": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-param-description": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-param-name": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-param-type": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-returns-description": 1,
        "jsdoc/require-returns-type": 1,
        "jsdoc/valid-types": 1
    }
}

Settings

Alias Preference

Use settings.jsdoc.tagNamePreference to configure a preferred alias name for a JSDoc tag. The format of the configuration is: <primary tag name>: <preferred alias name>, e.g.

{
    "rules": {},
    "settings": {
        "jsdoc": {
            "tagNamePreference": {
                "param": "arg",
                "returns": "return"
            }
        }
    }
}

Additional Tag Names

Use settings.jsdoc.additionalTagNames to configure additional, allowed JSDoc tags. The format of the configuration is as follows:

{
    "rules": {},
    "settings": {
        "jsdoc": {
            "additionalTagNames": {
                "customTags": ["define", "extends", "record"]
            }
        }
    }
}

Allow @override Without Accompanying @param Tags

Use any of the following settings to override require-param and allow @param to be omitted when the specified tags are present on the JSDoc comment or the parent class comment. The default value for each is false.

  • settings.jsdoc.allowOverrideWithoutParam - Enables behavior with @override tag
  • settings.jsdoc.allowImplementsWithoutParam - Enables behavior with @implements tag
  • settings.jsdoc.allowAugmentsExtendsWithoutParam - Enables behavior with @augments tag or its synonym @extends

The format of the configuration is as follows:

{
    "rules": {},
    "settings": {
        "jsdoc": {
            "allowOverrideWithoutParam": true,
            "allowImplementsWithoutParam": true,
            "allowAugmentsExtendsWithoutParam": true
        }
    }
}

Settings to Configure check-examples

The settings below all impact the check-examples rule and default to no-op/false except for eslintrcForExamples which defaults to true.

JSDoc specs use of an optional <caption> element at the beginning of @example. The following setting requires its use.

  • settings.jsdoc.captionRequired - Require <caption> at beginning of any @example

JSDoc does not specify a formal means for delimiting code blocks within @example (it uses generic syntax highlighting techniques for its own syntax highlighting). The following settings determine whether a given @example tag will have the check-examples checks applied to it:

  • settings.jsdoc.exampleCodeRegex - Regex which whitelists lintable examples. If a parenthetical group is used, the first one will be used, so you may wish to use (?:...) groups where you do not wish the first such group treated as one to include. If no parenthetical group exists or matches, the whole matching expression will be used. An example might be "^```(?:js|javascript)([\\s\\S]*)```$" to only match explicitly fenced JavaScript blocks.
  • settings.jsdoc.rejectExampleCodeRegex - Regex blacklist which rejects non-lintable examples (has priority over exampleCodeRegex). An example might be "^`" to avoid linting fenced blocks which may indicate a non-JavaScript language.

If neither is in use, all examples will be matched. Note also that even if settings.jsdoc.captionRequired is not set, any initial <caption> will be stripped out before doing the regex matching.

The following settings determine which individual ESLint rules will be applied to the JavaScript found within the @example tags (as determined to be applicable by the above regex settings). They are ordered by decreasing precedence:

  • settings.jsdoc.noDefaultExampleRules - Setting to true will disable the default rules which are expected to be troublesome for most documentation use. See the section below for the specific default rules.
  • settings.jsdoc.matchingFileName - Setting for a dummy file name to trigger specific rules defined in one's config; usable with ESLint .eslintrc.* overrides -> files globs, to apply a desired subset of rules with @example (besides allowing for rules specific to examples, this setting can be useful for enabling reuse of the same rules within @example as with JavaScript Markdown lintable by other plugins, e.g., if one sets matchingFileName to dummy.md so that @example rules will follow one's Markdown rules).
  • settings.jsdoc.configFile - A config file. Corresponds to -c.
  • settings.jsdoc.eslintrcForExamples - Defaults to true in adding rules based on an .eslintrc.* file. Setting to false corresponds to --no-eslintrc.
  • settings.jsdoc.baseConfig - An object of rules with the same schema as .eslintrc.* for defaults

Rules Disabled by Default Unless noDefaultExampleRules is Set to true

  • eol-last - Insisting that a newline "always" be at the end is less likely to be desired in sample code as with the code file convention
  • no-console - Unlikely to have inadvertent temporary debugging within examples
  • no-undef - Many variables in examples will be undefined.
  • no-unused-vars - It is common to define variables for clarity without always using them within examples.
  • padded-blocks - It can generally look nicer to pad a little even if one's code follows more stringency as far as block padding.
  • import/no-unresolved - One wouldn't generally expect example paths to resolve relative to the current JavaScript file as one would with real code.
  • import/unambiguous - Snippets in examples are likely too short to always include full import/export info
  • node/no-missing-import - See import/no-unresolved
  • node/no-missing-require - See import/no-unresolved

Rules

check-examples

Ensures that (JavaScript) examples within JSDoc adhere to ESLint rules.

Works in conjunction with the following settings:

  • captionRequired
  • exampleCodeRegex
  • rejectExampleCodeRegex
  • noDefaultExampleRules
  • matchingFileName
  • configFile
  • eslintrcForExamples - Defaults to true
  • baseConfig

Inline ESLint config within @example JavaScript is allowed, though the disabling of ESLint directives which are not needed by the resolved rules will be reported as with the ESLint --report-unused-disable-directives command.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @example alert('hello')
 */
function quux () {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"no-alert":2,"semi":["error","always"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false}}
// Message: @example error (no-alert): Unexpected alert.

/**
 * @example ```js
 alert('hello');

*/ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"semi":["error","never"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"exampleCodeRegex":"js([\\s\\S]*)"}} // Message: undefined

/**

  • @example
  • js alert('hello'); */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"semi":["error","never"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"exampleCodeRegex":"js ([\\s\\S]*)"}} // Message: undefined

/**

  • @example ```
  • js alert('hello'); ``` */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"semi":["error","never"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"exampleCodeRegex":"\njs ([\\s\\S]*)"}} // Message: undefined

/**

  • @example Not JavaScript */ function quux () {

} /**

  • @example quux2(); */ function quux2 () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"semi":["error","never"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"rejectExampleCodeRegex":"^\s*<.*>$"}} // Message: undefined

/**

  • @example
  • quux(); // does something useful */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"no-undef":["error"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"noDefaultExampleRules":true}} // Message: undefined

/**

  • @example Valid usage
  • quux(); // does something useful
  • @example
  • quux('random unwanted arg'); // results in an error */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"captionRequired":true,"eslintrcForExamples":false}} // Message: undefined

/**

  • @example quux(); */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"indent":["error"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"noDefaultExampleRules":false}} // Message: undefined


The following patterns are not considered problems:

```js
/**
 * @example ```js
 alert('hello');

*/ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"semi":["error","always"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"exampleCodeRegex":"js([\\s\\S]*)"}}

/**

  • @example
  • // arbitrary example content */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"eslintrcForExamples":false}}

/**

  • @example
  • quux(); // does something useful */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"no-undef":["error"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"noDefaultExampleRules":false}}

/**

  • @example quux(); */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"baseConfig":{"rules":{"indent":["error"]}},"eslintrcForExamples":false,"noDefaultExampleRules":false}}

/**

  • @example Valid usage
  • quux(); // does something useful
  • @example Invalid usage
  • quux('random unwanted arg'); // results in an error */ function quux () {

} // Settings: {"jsdoc":{"captionRequired":true,"eslintrcForExamples":false}}



<a name="eslint-plugin-jsdoc-rules-check-param-names"></a>
### <code>check-param-names</code>

Ensures that parameter names in JSDoc match those in the function declaration.

|||
|---|---|
|Context|`ArrowFunctionExpression`, `FunctionDeclaration`, `FunctionExpression`|
|Tags|`param`|

The following patterns are considered problems:

```js
/**
 * @param Foo
 */
function quux (foo = 'FOO') {

}
// Message: Expected @param names to be "foo". Got "Foo".

/**
 * @arg Foo
 */
function quux (foo = 'FOO') {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}
// Message: Expected @arg names to be "foo". Got "Foo".

/**
 * @param Foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Expected @param names to be "foo". Got "Foo".

/**
 * @param Foo.Bar
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: @param path declaration ("Foo.Bar") appears before any real parameter.

/**
 * @param foo
 * @param Foo.Bar
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: @param path declaration ("Foo.Bar") root node name ("Foo") does not match previous real parameter name ("foo").

/**
 * @param foo
 * @param foo.bar
 * @param bar
 */
function quux (bar, foo) {

}
// Message: Expected @param names to be "bar, foo". Got "foo, bar".

/**
 * @param foo
 * @param bar
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: @param "bar" does not match an existing function parameter.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 * @param bar
 */
function quux (foo, bar) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 * @param bar
 */
function quux (foo, bar, baz) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 * @param foo.foo
 * @param bar
 */
function quux (foo, bar) {

}

/**
 * @param args
 */
function quux (...args) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux ({a, b}) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux ({a, b} = {}) {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux ([a, b] = []) {

}

Deconstructing Function Parameter

eslint-plugin-jsdoc does not validate names of parameters in function deconstruction, e.g.

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux ({
    a,
    b
}) {

}

{a, b} is an ObjectPattern AST type and does not have a name. Therefore, the associated parameter in JSDoc block can have any name.

Likewise for the pattern [a, b] which is an ArrayPattern.

check-tag-names

Reports invalid block tag names.

Valid JSDoc 3 Block Tags are:

abstract
access
alias
augments
author
borrows
callback
class
classdesc
constant
constructs
copyright
default
deprecated
description
enum
event
example
exports
external
file
fires
function
global
ignore
implements
inheritdoc
inner
instance
interface
kind
lends
license
listens
member
memberof
mixes
mixin
module
name
namespace
override
param
private
property
protected
public
readonly
requires
returns
see
since
static
summary
this
throws
todo
tutorial
type
typedef
variation
version
Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags N/A

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @Param
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag name "Param".

/**
 * @foo
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag name "foo".

/**
 * @arg foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag (preference). Replace "arg" JSDoc tag with "param".

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag (preference). Replace "param" JSDoc tag with "arg".

/**
 * @bar foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag name "bar".

/**
 * @baz @bar foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"additionalTagNames":{"customTags":["bar"]}}}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag name "baz".

/**
 * @bar
 * @baz
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"additionalTagNames":{"customTags":["bar"]}}}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc tag name "baz".

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @arg foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}

/**
 * @bar foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"additionalTagNames":{"customTags":["bar"]}}}

/**
 * @baz @bar foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"additionalTagNames":{"customTags":["baz","bar"]}}}

/**
 * @abstract
 * @access
 * @alias
 * @augments
 * @author
 * @borrows
 * @callback
 * @class
 * @classdesc
 * @constant
 * @constructs
 * @copyright
 * @default
 * @deprecated
 * @description
 * @enum
 * @event
 * @example
 * @exports
 * @external
 * @file
 * @fires
 * @function
 * @global
 * @ignore
 * @implements
 * @inheritdoc
 * @inner
 * @instance
 * @interface
 * @kind
 * @lends
 * @license
 * @listens
 * @member
 * @memberof
 * @mixes
 * @mixin
 * @module
 * @name
 * @namespace
 * @override
 * @param
 * @private
 * @property
 * @protected
 * @public
 * @readonly
 * @requires
 * @returns
 * @see
 * @since
 * @static
 * @summary
 * @this
 * @throws
 * @todo
 * @tutorial
 * @type
 * @typedef
 * @variation
 * @version
 */
function quux (foo) {}

check-types

Reports invalid types.

Ensures that case of native types is the same as in this list:

boolean
number
string
Object
Array
Date
RegExp

Why not capital case everything?

Why are boolean, number and string exempt from starting with a capital letter? Let's take string as an example. In Javascript, everything is an object. The string Object has prototypes for string functions such as .toUpperCase().

Fortunately we don't have to write new String() everywhere in our code. Javascript will automatically wrap string primitives into string Objects when we're applying a string function to a string primitive. This way the memory footprint is a tiny little bit smaller, and the GC has less work to do.

So in a sense, there two types of strings in Javascript; {string} literals, also called primitives and {String} Objects. We use the primitives because it's easier to write and uses less memory. {String} and {string} are technically both valid, but they are not the same.

new String('lard') // String {0: "l", 1: "a", 2: "r", 3: "d", length: 4}
'lard' // "lard"
new String('lard') === 'lard' // false

To make things more confusing, there are also object literals and object Objects. But object literals are still static Objects and object Objects are instantiated Objects. So an object primitive is still an object Object.

Basically, for primitives, we want to define the type as a primitive, because that's what we use in 99.9% of cases. For everything else, we use the type rather than the primitive. Otherwise it would all just be {object}.

In short: It's not about consistency, rather about the 99.9% use case.

type name typeof check-types testcase
Object object Object ({}) instanceof Object -> true
Array object Array ([]) instanceof Array -> true
Date object Date (new Date()) instanceof Date -> true
RegExp object RegExp (new RegExp(/.+/)) instanceof RegExp -> true
Boolean boolean boolean (true) instanceof Boolean -> false
Number number number (41) instanceof Number -> false
String string string ("test") instanceof String -> false
Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags class, constant, enum, member, module, namespace, param, property, returns, throws, type, typedef

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param {Number} foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc @param "foo" type "Number".

/**
 * @arg {Number} foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc @arg "foo" type "Number".

/**
 * @param {(Number|string|Boolean)=} foo
 */
function quux (foo, bar, baz) {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc @param "foo" type "Number".

/**
 * @param {Array<Number|String>} foo
 */
function quux (foo, bar, baz) {

}
// Message: Invalid JSDoc @param "foo" type "Number".

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param {number} foo
 * @param {Bar} bar
 * @param {*} baz
 */
function quux (foo, bar, baz) {

}

/**
 * @arg {number} foo
 * @arg {Bar} bar
 * @arg {*} baz
 */
function quux (foo, bar, baz) {

}

/**
 * @param {(number|string|boolean)=} foo
 */
function quux (foo, bar, baz) {

}

newline-after-description

Enforces a consistent padding of the block description.

This rule takes one argument. If it is "always" then a problem is raised when there is a newline after the description. If it is "never" then a problem is raised when there is no newline after the description. The default value is "always".

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags N/A

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * Foo.
 * @foo
 */
function quux () {

}
// Options: ["always"]
// Message: There must be a newline after the description of the JSDoc block.

/**
 * Bar.
 *
 * Bar.
 *
 * @bar
 */
function quux () {

}
// Options: ["never"]
// Message: There must be no newline after the description of the JSDoc block.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Options: ["always"]

/**
 * Bar.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Options: ["never"]

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * @foo
 */
function quux () {

}
// Options: ["always"]

/**
 * Bar.
 * @bar
 */
function quux () {

}
// Options: ["never"]

no-undefined-types

Checks that types in jsdoc comments are defined. This can be used to check unimported types.

When enabling this rule, types in jsdoc comments will resolve as used variables, i.e. will not be marked as unused by no-unused-vars.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param, returns

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param {strnig} foo - Bar.
 */
function quux(foo) {

}
// Message: The type 'strnig' is undefined.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param {string} foo - Bar.
 */
function quux(foo) {

}

class MyClass {}

/**
 * @param {MyClass} foo - Bar.
 */
function quux(foo) {
  console.log(foo);
}

quux(0);

const MyType = require('my-library').MyType;

/**
 * @param {MyType} foo - Bar.
 */
  function quux(foo) {

}

import {MyType} from 'my-library';

/**
 * @param {MyType} foo - Bar.
 * @param {Object<string, number>} foo
 * @param {Array<string>} baz
 */
  function quux(foo, bar, baz) {

}

/*global MyType*/

/**
 * @param {MyType} foo - Bar.
 * @param {HisType} bar - Foo.
 */
  function quux(foo, bar) {

}

/**
 * @typedef {Object} hello
 * @property {string} a - a.
 */

/**
 * @param {hello} foo
 */
function quux(foo) {

}

/**
 * @param {Array<syntaxError} foo
 */
function quux(foo) {

}

require-description

Requires that all functions have a description.

  • All functions must have a @description tag.
  • Every description tag must have a non-empty description that explains the purpose of the method.
Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags class, example

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @description declaration.

/**
 * @description
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @description description.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @description
 * // arbitrary description content
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * @description
 * quux(); // does something useful
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * @description <caption>Valid usage</caption>
 * quux(); // does something useful
 *
 * @description <caption>Invalid usage</caption>
 * quux('random unwanted arg'); // results in an error
 */
function quux () {

}

require-description-complete-sentence

Requires that block description and tag description are written in complete sentences, i.e.,

  • Description must start with an uppercase alphabetical character.
  • Paragraphs must start with an uppercase alphabetical character.
  • Sentences must end with a period.
  • Every line in a paragraph (except the first) which starts with an uppercase character must be preceded by a line ending with a period.
Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param, returns

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * foo.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * Foo)
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Sentence must end with a period.

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * foo.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * тест.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * Foo
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Sentence must end with a period.

/**
 * Foo
 * Bar.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: A line of text is started with an uppercase character, but preceding line does not end the sentence.

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * @param foo foo.
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * @param foo bar
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * {@see Foo.bar} buz
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * @returns {number} foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * @returns foo.
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. pellentesque elit diam,
 * iaculis eu dignissim sed, ultrices sed nisi. nulla at ligula auctor, consectetur neque sed,
 * tincidunt nibh. vivamus sit amet vulputate ligula. vivamus interdum elementum nisl,
 * vitae rutrum tortor semper ut. morbi porta ante vitae dictum fermentum.
 * proin ut nulla at quam convallis gravida in id elit. sed dolor mauris, blandit quis ante at,
 * consequat auctor magna. duis pharetra purus in porttitor mollis.
 */
function longDescription (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * @arg {number} foo - Foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence must end with a period.

/**
 * @argument {number} foo - Foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence must end with a period.

/**
 * @return {number} foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

/**
 * Returns bar.
 *
 * @return {number} bar
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Sentence should start with an uppercase character.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo - Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo.
 * Bar.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo.
 *
 * Bar.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Тест.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo
 * bar.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * @returns Foo bar.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo. {@see Math.sin}.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo {@see Math.sin} bar.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Foo?
 *
 * Bar!
 *
 * Baz:
 *   1. Foo.
 *   2. Bar.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Hello:
 * World.
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * Hello: world.
 */
function quux () {

}

require-example

Requires that all functions have examples.

  • All functions must have one or more @example tags.
  • Every example tag must have a non-empty description that explains the method's usage.
Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags example

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @example declaration.

/**
 * @example
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @example description.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @example
 * // arbitrary example content
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * @example
 * quux(); // does something useful
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * @example <caption>Valid usage</caption>
 * quux(); // does something useful
 *
 * @example <caption>Invalid usage</caption>
 * quux('random unwanted arg'); // results in an error
 */
function quux () {

}

require-hyphen-before-param-description

Requires a hyphen before the @param description.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: There must be a hyphen before @param description.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo - Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}

require-param

Requires that all function parameters are documented.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 *
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @arg "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo, bar) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "bar" declaration.

/**
 * @override
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @implements
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @augments
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @extends
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @override
 */
class A {
  /**
    *
    */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @implements
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @augments
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

/**
 * @extends
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" declaration.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @inheritdoc
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @arg foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}

/**
 * @override
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @override
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowOverrideWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @implements
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowImplementsWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @implements
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @augments
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowAugmentsExtendsWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @augments
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @extends
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowAugmentsExtendsWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @extends
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @override
 */
class A {
  /**
  * @param foo
  */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}

/**
 * @override
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowOverrideWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @implements
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowImplementsWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @implements
 */
class A {
  /**
   * @param foo
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}

/**
 * @augments
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowAugmentsExtendsWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @augments
 */
class A {
  /**
   * @param foo
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}

/**
 * @extends
 */
class A {
  /**
   *
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"allowAugmentsExtendsWithoutParam":true}}

/**
 * @extends
 */
class A {
  /**
   * @param foo
   */
  quux (foo) {

  }
}

require-param-description

Requires that @param tag has description value.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" description.

/**
 * @arg foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @arg "foo" description.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @param foo Foo.
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

require-param-name

Requires that all function parameters have name.

The @param tag requires you to specify the name of the parameter you are documenting. You can also include the parameter's type, enclosed in curly brackets, and a description of the parameter.

JSDoc

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: There must be an identifier after @param type.

/**
 * @param {string}
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: There must be an identifier after @param tag.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @param {string} foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

require-param-type

Requires that @param tag has type value.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @param "foo" type.

/**
 * @arg foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"param":"arg"}}}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @arg "foo" type.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

/**
 * @param {number} foo
 */
function quux (foo) {

}

require-returns-description

Requires that @returns tag has description value.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags returns

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @returns
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @returns description.

/**
 * @return
 */
function quux (foo) {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"returns":"return"}}}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @return description.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 *
 */
function quux () {

}

/**
 * @returns Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}

require-returns-type

Requires that @returns tag has type value.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags returns

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @returns
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @returns type.

/**
 * @returns Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @returns type.

/**
 * @return Foo.
 */
function quux () {

}
// Settings: {"jsdoc":{"tagNamePreference":{"returns":"return"}}}
// Message: Missing JSDoc @return type.

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @returns {number}
 */
function quux () {

}

valid-types

Requires all types to be valid JSDoc or Closure compiler types without syntax errors.

Context ArrowFunctionExpression, FunctionDeclaration, FunctionExpression
Tags param, returns

The following patterns are considered problems:

/**
 * @param {Array<string} foo
 */
function quux() {

}
// Message: Syntax error in type: Array<string

The following patterns are not considered problems:

/**
 * @param {Array<string>} foo
 */
function quux() {

}

/**
 * @param {string} foo
 */
function quux() {

}

/**
 * @param foo
 */
function quux() {

}