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From Murat Sutunc <>
Subject RE: Usage of jscs & JSHint in Cordova
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:47:43 GMT
I can take a look at applying current rules in all subfolders soon if time constraints were
the reason.
I suspected that real time jshinting was the reason for having jshint rules in individual
files but by doing so we lose track of un-hinted files and hint standardization. It would
be nice to have a standard set of rules for the folder/project and have exception rules in
individual files. If spec-cordova, spec-plugman and src should all have one base ruleset than
it makes sense to put that base rule in package.json, otherwise we can have different base
rules with jshintrc files at folder roots. 

When invoked from cli `jshint filename` will walk all the way up to the filesystem root until
it finds a config file (unless you set configurations differently). Given that it's incredibly
hard to get consensus on different IDE preferences,  I would shy away from any IDE specific

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Koudritsky [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Usage of jscs & JSHint in Cordova

I added he jscs file in cordova-lib some time ago but didn't enforce it in npm test because
that required more work in the code to get rid of the remaining style errors. Would be glad
if someone invests the effort to make the code comply with the current (or modified) rules.

Similar story for the spec files, they were excluded from the JShint check because we didn't
have the time/motivation to make them compliant with any reasonable jshint settings.

I don't have a strong opinion about what is better for jshint, a config file or individual
config lines in js files. One benefit of config comments is that it works in editors that
do real time jshinting, but ignore the config files in parent dirs (I think Brackets jshint
plugin was doing this some time ago).

I'm not sure if it's worth it moving the config file(s) up the dir, they probably should live
as siblings of the package.json

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Murat Sutunc <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was curious about the jscs and jshint usage in cordova repos. Seems 
> like in cordova-lib we currently have:
> -          jscs rules in cordova-lib\cordova-lib
> -          individual jshint rules on some js files under
> cordova-lib\cordova-lib
> -
> While jscs rules are set, it's currently not plugged into `npm test`. 
> Do we have a policy in place to enforce these rules? If so I should 
> add it to packages.json or just remove the config file.
> Regarding individual jshint rules on files, should we migrate to 
> having one .jshintrc file on the base folder (and exclude 
> node_modules). We can then add individual flags on files if they are 
> necessary to do so and catch any potentially non-hinted files (ex. 
> many files are non-hinted
> spec-cordova\*) According to CB-6973 the following jshint config can 
> be the master rule:
> /* jshint node:true, bitwise:true, undef:true, trailing:true, 
> quotmark:true, indent:4, unused:vars, latedef:nofunc */
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Murat

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