disallow unnecessary boolean casts (no-extra-boolean-cast)

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

In contexts such as an if statement’s test where the result of the expression will already be coerced to a Boolean, casting to a Boolean via double negation (!!) or a Boolean call is unnecessary. For example, these if statements are equivalent:

if (!!foo) {
    // ...
}

if (Boolean(foo)) {
    // ...
}

if (foo) {
    // ...
}

Rule Details

This rule disallows unnecessary boolean casts.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-extra-boolean-cast: "error"*/

var foo = !!!bar;

var foo = !!bar ? baz : bat;

var foo = Boolean(!!bar);

var foo = new Boolean(!!bar);

if (!!foo) {
    // ...
}

if (Boolean(foo)) {
    // ...
}

while (!!foo) {
    // ...
}

do {
    // ...
} while (Boolean(foo));

for (; !!foo; ) {
    // ...
}

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-extra-boolean-cast: "error"*/

var foo = !!bar;
var foo = Boolean(bar);

function foo() {
    return !!bar;
}

var foo = bar ? !!baz : !!bat;

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.4.0.

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