ESLint v1.3.0 released

We just pushed ESLint v1.3.0, which is a minor release upgrade of ESLint. This release adds some new features and fixes several bugs found in the previous release.


This is a summary of the major changes you need to know about for this version of ESLint.

Using ASTs with the Node.js API

A long-requested feature was finally added for those using the Node.js API: the ability to pass ESLint an AST and retrieve an AST once ESLint is finished. There’s a new SourceCode type that encapsulates already-processed code, and a SourceCode object can now be passed to linter.verify() instead of text. For example:

var linter = require("eslint").linter,
SourceCode = require("eslint").SourceCode;

var sourceCode = new SourceCode(someText, anAST),
messages = linter.verify(sourceCode, config);

Additionally, you can retrieve a SourceCode object from linter after linting is complete:

var messages = linter.verify("var foo = bar"),
    sourceCode = linter.getSourceCode();

sourceCode.ast;     // the AST
sourceCode.text;    // the original text

This should make it easier for tools using the Node.js API to avoid double-parsing of JavaScript code if they are already creating an AST.

HTML Formatter

An exciting addition from Julian Laval, who contributed an HTML formatter. Designed and implemented by Julian, you can now pass -f html on the command line to generate a beautiful HTML report of your ESLint results.


  • New: no-useless-concat rule (fixes #3506) (Henry Zhu)
  • New: Added HTML formatter (fixes #3505) (Julian Laval)
  • New: Protractor environment (fixes #3457) (James Whitney)


  • Update: Add keywords flag to consistent-as-needed mode in quote-props (fixes #3532) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Update: adds numbers option to quote-props (fixes #2914) (Jose Roberto Vidal)
  • Update: Return to accept undefined type (fixes #3382) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Update: Quote var name in no-unused-vars error messages (refs #3526) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Update: Move methods to SourceCode (fixes #3516) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Update: Add quotes around the label in no-empty-label error reports (fixes #3526) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Update: newline-after-var Allow comment + blank after var (fixes #2852) (Ian VanSchooten)
  • Update: Add unnecessary option to quote-props (fixes #3381) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Update: separate options for block and line comments in spaced-comment rule (fixes #2897) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Update: Added “properties” option to id-length rule to ignore property names. (fixes #3450) (Mathieu M-Gosselin)
  • Update: add new ignore pattern options to no-unused-vars (fixes #2321) (Mathias Schreck)
  • Update: Allow pre-parsed code (fixes #1025, fixes #948) (Nicholas C. Zakas)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: quote-props rule should ignore computed and shorthand properties (fixes #3557) (fixes #3544) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: check space after yield keyword in space-unary-ops (fixes #2707) (Mathias Schreck)
  • Fix: Don’t try too hard to find fault in no-implicit-coercion (refs #3402) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: Detect ternary operator in operator-linebreak rule (fixes #3274) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: ASI indentation issue (fixes #3514) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: Make no-implicit-coercion smarter about numerical expressions (fixes #3510) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: prefer-template had not been handling TemplateLiteral as literal node (fixes #3507) (Toru Nagashima)
  • Fix: indent shouldn’t check the last line unless it is a punctuator (fixes #3498) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: indent rule does not indent when doing multi-line chain calls (fixes #3279) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: sort-vars rule fails when memo is undefined (fixes #3474) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: brace-style doesn’t report some closing brace errors (fixes #3486) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: indent does not check FunctionDeclaration nodes properly (fixes #3173) (Burak Yigit Kaya)


  • Docs: Add config comments for rule examples ‘accessor-pairs’ to ‘no-extra-semi’ (refs #2271) (Ian VanSchooten)
  • Docs: (curly) Fix broken code in example (Kent C. Dodds)
  • Docs: Clearer plugin rule configuration (fixes #2022) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Turn off Liquid in example (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Mention CommonJS along with Node.js (fixes #3388) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Make it clear which rules are recommended (fixes #3398) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Add links to JSON Schema resources (fixes #3411) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Add more info to migration guide (fixes #3439) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Added section to shareable config (Gregory Waxman)
  • Build: Autogenerate release blog post (fixes #3562) (Nicholas C. Zakas)

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