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Disallow assignment to native objects or read-only global variables (no-global-assign) #596

feross opened this Issue Aug 19, 2016 · 0 comments


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commented Aug 19, 2016

JavaScript environments contain a number of built-in global variables, such as window in browsers and process in Node.js. In almost all cases, you don't want to assign a value to these global variables as doing so could result in losing access to important functionality. For example, you probably don't want to do this in browser code:

window = {};

While examples such as window are obvious, there are often hundreds of built-in global objects provided by JavaScript environments. It can be hard to know if you're assigning to a global variable or not.

Rule Details

This rule disallows modifications to read-only global variables.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-global-assign: "error"*/

Object = null
undefined = 1

Likely to be uncontroversial. No repos fail. Will merge into standard v8 beta.

@feross feross added the enhancement label Aug 19, 2016

@feross feross added this to the standard v8 milestone Aug 19, 2016

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Release proposal: standard v8 #564

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