Disallow or enforce spaces inside of brackets (array-bracket-spacing)

The --fix option on the command line automatically fixes problems reported by this rule.

A number of style guides require or disallow spaces between array brackets and other tokens. This rule applies to both array literals and destructuring assignments (ECMAScript 6).

/*eslint-env es6*/

var arr = [ 'foo', 'bar' ];
var [ x, y ] = z;

var arr = ['foo', 'bar'];
var [x,y] = z;

Rule Details

This rule enforces consistent spacing inside array brackets.

Options

This rule has a string option:

This rule has an object option for exceptions to the "never" option:

This rule has an object option for exceptions to the "always" option:

This rule has built-in exceptions:

never

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the default "never" option:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "never"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var arr = [ 'foo', 'bar' ];
var arr = ['foo', 'bar' ];
var arr = [ ['foo'], 'bar'];
var arr = [[ 'foo' ], 'bar'];
var arr = [ 'foo',
  'bar'
];
var [ x, y ] = z;
var [ x,y ] = z;
var [ x, ...y ] = z;
var [ ,,x, ] = z;

Examples of correct code for this rule with the default "never" option:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "never"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var arr = [];
var arr = ['foo', 'bar', 'baz'];
var arr = [['foo'], 'bar', 'baz'];
var arr = [
  'foo',
  'bar',
  'baz'
];
var arr = ['foo',
  'bar'
];
var arr = [
  'foo',
  'bar'];

var [x, y] = z;
var [x,y] = z;
var [x, ...y] = z;
var [,,x,] = z;

always

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the "always" option:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var arr = ['foo', 'bar'];
var arr = ['foo', 'bar' ];
var arr = [ ['foo'], 'bar' ];
var arr = ['foo',
  'bar'
];
var arr = [
  'foo',
  'bar'];

var [x, y] = z;
var [x,y] = z;
var [x, ...y] = z;
var [,,x,] = z;

Examples of correct code for this rule with the "always" option:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always"]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

var arr = [];
var arr = [ 'foo', 'bar', 'baz' ];
var arr = [ [ 'foo' ], 'bar', 'baz' ];
var arr = [ 'foo',
  'bar'
];
var arr = [
  'foo',
  'bar' ];
var arr = [
  'foo',
  'bar',
  'baz'
];

var [ x, y ] = z;
var [ x,y ] = z;
var [ x, ...y ] = z;
var [ ,,x, ] = z;

singleValue

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the "always", { "singleValue": false } options:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always", { "singleValue": false }]*/

var foo = [ 'foo' ];
var foo = [ 'foo'];
var foo = ['foo' ];
var foo = [ 1 ];
var foo = [ 1];
var foo = [1 ];
var foo = [ [ 1, 2 ] ];
var foo = [ { 'foo': 'bar' } ];

Examples of correct code for this rule with the "always", { "singleValue": false } options:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always", { "singleValue": false }]*/

var foo = ['foo'];
var foo = [1];
var foo = [[ 1, 1 ]];
var foo = [{ 'foo': 'bar' }];

objectsInArrays

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the "always", { "objectsInArrays": false } options:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always", { "objectsInArrays": false }]*/

var arr = [ { 'foo': 'bar' } ];
var arr = [ {
  'foo': 'bar'
} ]

Examples of correct code for this rule with the "always", { "objectsInArrays": false } options:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always", { "objectsInArrays": false }]*/

var arr = [{ 'foo': 'bar' }];
var arr = [{
  'foo': 'bar'
}];

arraysInArrays

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the "always", { "arraysInArrays": false } options:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always", { "arraysInArrays": false }]*/

var arr = [ [ 1, 2 ], 2, 3, 4 ];
var arr = [ [ 1, 2 ], 2, [ 3, 4 ] ];

Examples of correct code for this rule with the "always", { "arraysInArrays": false } options:

/*eslint array-bracket-spacing: ["error", "always", { "arraysInArrays": false }]*/

var arr = [[ 1, 2 ], 2, 3, 4 ];
var arr = [[ 1, 2 ], 2, [ 3, 4 ]];

When Not To Use It

You can turn this rule off if you are not concerned with the consistency of spacing between array brackets.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.24.0.

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