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From Murat Sutunc <>
Subject Re: Usage of jscs & JSHint in Cordova
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:17:03 GMT
Now that cordova-lib is done, I'm considering extending the jshint support to individual platforms.
Any concerns or thoughts?

> On Jan 21, 2015, at 5:23 PM, Mark Koudritsky <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Murat Sutunc <> wrote:
>> I can take a look at applying current rules in all subfolders soon if time
>> constraints were the reason.
> Will be greatly appreciated. Though I would advise to start from something
> other than then specs folder for your own sanity :)
>> 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 benefits/problems.
> +1
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Koudritsky []
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:01 PM
>> To:
>> 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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