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no-useless-computed-key

Disallow unnecessary computed property keys in objects and classes

🛠 Fixable

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

It’s unnecessary to use computed properties with literals such as:

var foo = {["a"]: "b"};

The code can be rewritten as:

var foo = {"a": "b"};

Rule Details

This rule disallows unnecessary usage of computed property keys.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-useless-computed-key: "error"*/

var a = { ['0']: 0 };
var a = { ['0+1,234']: 0 };
var a = { [0]: 0 };
var a = { ['x']: 0 };
var a = { ['x']() {} };

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-useless-computed-key: "error"*/

var c = { 'a': 0 };
var c = { 0: 0 };
var a = { x() {} };
var c = { a: 0 };
var c = { '0+1,234': 0 };

Examples of additional correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-useless-computed-key: "error"*/

var c = {
"__proto__": foo, // defines object's prototype

["__proto__"]: bar // defines a property named "__proto__"
};

Options

This rule has an object option:

  • enforceForClassMembers set to true additionally applies this rule to class members (Default false).

enforceForClassMembers

By default, this rule does not check class declarations and class expressions, as the default value for enforceForClassMembers is false.

When enforceForClassMembers is set to true, the rule will also disallow unnecessary computed keys inside of class fields, class methods, class getters, and class setters.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the { "enforceForClassMembers": true } option:

/*eslint no-useless-computed-key: ["error", { "enforceForClassMembers": true }]*/

class Foo {
["foo"] = "bar";

[0]() {}
['a']() {}
get ['b']() {}
set ['c'](value) {}

static ["foo"] = "bar";

static ['a']() {}
}

Examples of correct code for this rule with the { "enforceForClassMembers": true } option:

/*eslint no-useless-computed-key: ["error", { "enforceForClassMembers": true }]*/

class Foo {
"foo" = "bar";

0() {}
'a'() {}
get 'b'() {}
set 'c'(value) {}

static "foo" = "bar";

static 'a'() {}
}

Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the { "enforceForClassMembers": true } option:

/*eslint no-useless-computed-key: ["error", { "enforceForClassMembers": true }]*/

class Foo {
["constructor"]; // instance field named "constructor"

"constructor"() {} // the constructor of this class

["constructor"]() {} // method named "constructor"

static ["constructor"]; // static field named "constructor"

static ["prototype"]; // runtime error, it would be a parsing error without `[]`
}

When Not To Use It

If you don’t want to be notified about unnecessary computed property keys, you can safely disable this rule.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint v2.9.0.

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