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no-octal-escape

disallow octal escape sequences in string literals

Disallows octal escape sequences in string literals.

As of the ECMAScript 5 specification, octal escape sequences in string literals are deprecated and should not be used. Unicode escape sequences should be used instead.

var foo = "Copyright \251";

Rule Details

This rule disallows octal escape sequences in string literals.

If ESLint parses code in strict mode, the parser (instead of this rule) reports the error.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-octal-escape: "error"*/

var foo = "Copyright \251";

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-octal-escape: "error"*/

var foo = "Copyright \u00A9"; // unicode

var foo = "Copyright \xA9"; // hexadecimal

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint v0.0.9.

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