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Make webhint less hintrc "centric" #3368

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molant opened this issue Nov 18, 2019 · 0 comments · Fixed by #3381
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Make webhint less hintrc "centric" #3368

molant opened this issue Nov 18, 2019 · 0 comments · Fixed by #3381
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@molant molant commented Nov 18, 2019

During these last few sprints we've been doing good progress on reducing false positives, change the default severity of hints, hiding configuration that shouldn't be used by anyone, use development when path is in the file system, etc.
Still, on boarding someone new can be difficult. We really tell the user that they need a .hintrc file and it is not clear when to use one or the other.

I propose a few changes to achieve this:

  • Change the message where we tell users they don't have a hintrc to suggest them to write one if they want to enable/disable particular hints. This is what currently looks like, it can probably be just one line:
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  • The Getting started guide talks a lot about configurations. We should change the language from things like needs a configuration file to know what to if you want to tweak the default configuration... and move this to its own section
  • Anything else we can come up with

@Malvoz, @antross I've already talked about this with @hxlnt and @savaje and I'd like to know what you think about this.

@molant molant added this to the 1911-2 milestone Nov 18, 2019
@molant molant changed the title Make webhint lest hintrc "centric" Make webhint less hintrc "centric" Nov 21, 2019
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@molant molant closed this in #3381 Nov 22, 2019
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