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JSHint Development Roadmap

Parser

JSHint currently uses the original JSLint parser written by Douglas Crockford. The actual implementation is not very maintainable and I am looking for another JavaScript parser to use instead of JSLint's parser. The choices are Narcissus, Traceur, esprima or parse-js.

Options

The goal is to make every warning optional. Errors should be reserved only for obvious error cases (such as funcion hello() {} (note the missing 't').

In addition to that, boolean options have very limited use so we are working on introducing less ambiguous options. See #166 for more information.

Right now my personal preferred solution is: /* jsh eval:error */ where the option's value can be error, warn or ignore. (For backwards compatibility reasons we can't use /* jshint */)

Defaults

We need to revisit the default (i.e. those that occur when used without any options) JSHint errors and warnings to make the default behavior to be more safe for beginners.

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