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Add rule to forbid inline function expressions nested in default parameter value #8

getify opened this Issue Mar 14, 2019 · 1 comment


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getify commented Mar 14, 2019

When an inline function expression appears in a default parameter value, it can create a closure over the normally-indistinguishable "parameter scope", which is super confusing, and should almost always be avoided.

For example:

var f = (x,cb = () => x) => { var x = 2; return [x,cb()]; };
f(5);   // [2,5]

The x parameter is in a separate scope from the var x in the function body, and in this case they are shown to have different values, via the closure.

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This is confusing enough for regular functions, but it's significantly more confusing for arrow functions.

This rule would forbid inline function expressions in an arrow function's parameter default value position. It will have 3 modes:

  • "all" - forbid all inline function expressions (arrow or normal)
  • "closure" - only forbid inline function expressions that actually close over a parameter in the parameter scope
  • "none" - disable the rule

There would also be two additional flags (both default to true), in effect only for "all" and "closure" modes:

  • "arrow": forbids inline arrow function expressions
  • "function": forbids inline regular function expressions

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getify commented Mar 14, 2019

NOTE: I think this may be better as its own standalone plugin/rule, instead of only applying to arrow functions (in this "proper-arrows" plugin).

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