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Fail on bad config #691

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valueof opened this Issue Oct 12, 2012 · 0 comments

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valueof commented Oct 12, 2012

(OP: @miohtama)

jshint should abort as error if

  • Config file does not exist
  • Config file is not valid JSON

Now it silently ignores config, causing confusion when config flags are not effective.

@valueof valueof closed this in b729bec Dec 18, 2012

jugglinmike added a commit to jugglinmike/jshint that referenced this issue Oct 21, 2014

Fail early when configuration file can't be found or is invalid.
It's confusing when you provide a configuration file using --config
option and it changes nothing. Usually this happens because JSHint
couldn't find your file or the file is not a valid JSON. This commit
makes JSHint to loudly complain about such cases.

Note that this affects only cases when user explicitly provides
a configuration file using --config.

Fixes jshintGH-691.
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