enforce a maximum number of parameters in function definitions (max-params)

Functions that take numerous parameters can be difficult to read and write because it requires the memorization of what each parameter is, its type, and the order they should appear in. As a result, many coders adhere to a convention that caps the number of parameters a function can take.

function foo (bar, baz, qux, qxx) { // four parameters, may be too many
    doSomething();
}

Rule Details

This rule enforces a maximum number of parameters allowed in function definitions.

Options

This rule has a number or object option:

Deprecated: The object property maximum is deprecated; please use the object property max instead.

max

Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the default { "max": 3 } option:

/*eslint max-params: ["error", 3]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

function foo (bar, baz, qux, qxx) {
    doSomething();
}

let foo = (bar, baz, qux, qxx) => {
    doSomething();
};

Examples of correct code for this rule with the default { "max": 3 } option:

/*eslint max-params: ["error", 3]*/
/*eslint-env es6*/

function foo (bar, baz, qux) {
    doSomething();
}

let foo = (bar, baz, qux) => {
    doSomething();
};

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Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.0.9.

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