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babel-plugin-unassert

Babel plugin for unassert: Encourages programming with assertions by providing tools to compile them away.

unassert

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babel-plugin-unassert removes assertions on build. So you can use assertions to declare preconditions, postconditions and invariants.

RELATED MODULES

INSTALL

$ npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-unassert

CAUTION

Babel7 is incompatible with Babel6. Babel6 is incompatible with Babel5.

For Babel6, you need to use the 2.x release of babel-plugin-unassert.

$ npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-unassert@2

For Babel 5 or lower, you need to use the 1.x release of babel-plugin-unassert.

$ npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-unassert@1

HOW TO USE

via .babelrc.js

const presets = ['@babel/env'];
const plugins = [];

if (process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production') {
  plugins.push('babel-plugin-unassert');
}

module.exports = { presets, plugins };
$ babel /path/to/src/target.js > /path/to/build/target.js

via @babel/cli

$ babel --plugins babel-plugin-unassert /path/to/src/target.js > /path/to/build/target.js

via @babel/core

const babel = require('@babel/core');
const transformed = babel.transformFileSync('/path/to/src/target.js', {
  presets: ['@babel/env'],
  plugins: ['babel-plugin-unassert']
});
console.log(transformed.code);

EXAMPLE

For given math.js below,

'use strict';

const assert = require('assert');

function add (a, b) {
  console.assert(typeof a === 'number');
  assert(!isNaN(a));
  assert.equal(typeof b, 'number');
  assert.ok(!isNaN(b));
  return a + b;
}

Run babel-cli with --plugins babel-plugin-unassert option to transform.

$ babel --plugins babel-plugin-unassert /path/to/demo/math.js > /path/to/build/math.js

You will see assert calls and declarations disappear.

'use strict';

function add(a, b) {
  return a + b;
}

ES6 module and power-assert support

babel-plugin-unassert supports ES6 module syntax and power-assert.

For given babel.config.js,

module.exports = function (api) {
  const presets = ['@babel/env'];
  const plugins = [];

  if (api.env(['development', 'test'])) {
    presets.push('babel-preset-power-assert');
  }

  if (api.env('production')) {
    plugins.push('babel-plugin-unassert');
  }

  return {
    presets,
    plugins
  };
};

and production code below,

import assert from 'assert';

class Calc {
  add (a, b) {
    assert(!(isNaN(a) || isNaN(b)));
    assert(typeof a === 'number');
    assert(typeof b === 'number');
    return a + b;
  }
}

then it becomes in production,

'use strict';

class Calc {
  add(a, b) {
    return a + b;
  }
}

and in development, produces power-assert messages like below

AssertionError:   # example.js:5

  assert(!(isNaN(a) || isNaN(b)))
         | |     |  |  |     |
         | |     |  |  true  NaN
         | false 3  true
         false

SUPPORTED PATTERNS

Assertion expressions are removed when they match patterns below. In other words, babel-plugin-unassert removes assertion calls that are compatible with Node.js standard assert API (and console.assert).

  • assert(value, [message])
  • assert.ok(value, [message])
  • assert.equal(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.notEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.strictEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.notStrictEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.deepEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.notDeepEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.deepStrictEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.notDeepStrictEqual(actual, expected, [message])
  • assert.fail([message])
  • assert.fail(actual, expected, message, operator)
  • assert.throws(block, [error], [message])
  • assert.doesNotThrow(block, [message])
  • assert.rejects(asyncFn, [error], [message])
  • assert.doesNotReject(asyncFn, [error], [message])
  • assert.ifError(value)
  • console.assert(value, [message])

babel-plugin-unassert also removes assert variable declarations such as,

  • const assert = require("assert")
  • const assert = require("node:assert")
  • const assert = require("assert").strict
  • const assert = require("node:assert").strict
  • const assert = require("power-assert")
  • const assert = require("power-assert").strict
  • import assert from "assert"
  • import assert from "node:assert"
  • import assert from "power-assert"
  • import * as assert from "assert"
  • import * as assert from "node:assert"
  • import * as assert from "power-assert"
  • import {strict as assert} from "assert"
  • import {strict as assert} from "node:assert"
  • import {strict as assert} from "power-assert"

and assignments.

  • assert = require("assert")
  • assert = require("node:assert")
  • assert = require("assert").strict
  • assert = require("node:assert").strict
  • assert = require("power-assert")
  • assert = require("power-assert").strict

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OUR SUPPORT POLICY

We support Node under maintenance. In other words, we stop supporting old Node version when their maintenance ends.

This means that any other environment is not supported.

NOTE: If babel-plugin-unassert works in any of the unsupported environments, it is purely coincidental and has no bearing on future compatibility. Use at your own risk.

LICENSE

Licensed under the MIT license.

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