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no-unused-labels

Disallow unused labels

Recommended

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

🔧 Fixable

Some problems reported by this rule are automatically fixable by the --fix command line option

Labels that are declared and not used anywhere in the code are most likely an error due to incomplete refactoring.

OUTER_LOOP:
for (const student of students) {
if (checkScores(student.scores)) {
continue;
}
doSomething(student);
}

In this case, probably removing OUTER_LOOP: had been forgotten. Such labels take up space in the code and can lead to confusion by readers.

Rule Details

This rule is aimed at eliminating unused labels.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-unused-labels: "error"*/

A: var foo = 0;

B: {
foo();
}

C:
for (let i = 0; i < 10; ++i) {
foo();
}

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-unused-labels: "error"*/

A: {
if (foo()) {
break A;
}
bar();
}

B:
for (let i = 0; i < 10; ++i) {
if (foo()) {
break B;
}
bar();
}

When Not To Use It

If you don’t want to be notified about unused labels, then it’s safe to disable this rule.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint v2.0.0-rc.0.

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