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getter-return

Enforce return statements in getters

βœ… Recommended

The "extends": "eslint:recommended" property in a configuration file enables this rule

The get syntax binds an object property to a function that will be called when that property is looked up. It was first introduced in ECMAScript 5:

var p = {
get name(){
return "nicholas";
}
};

Object.defineProperty(p, "age", {
get: function (){
return 17;
}
});

Note that every getter is expected to return a value.

Rule Details

This rule enforces that a return statement is present in property getters.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint getter-return: "error"*/

p = {
get name(){
// no returns.
}
};

Object.defineProperty(p, "age", {
get: function (){
// no returns.
}
});

class P{
get name(){
// no returns.
}
}

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint getter-return: "error"*/

p = {
get name(){
return "nicholas";
}
};

Object.defineProperty(p, "age", {
get: function (){
return 18;
}
});

class P{
get name(){
return "nicholas";
}
}

Options

This rule has an object option:

  • "allowImplicit": false (default) disallows implicitly returning undefined with a return statement.

Examples of correct code for the { "allowImplicit": true } option:

/*eslint getter-return: ["error", { allowImplicit: true }]*/
p = {
get name(){
return; // return undefined implicitly.
}
};

When Not To Use It

If your project will not be using ES5 property getters you do not need this rule.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint v4.2.0.

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