disallow assigning to imported bindings (no-import-assign)

The updates of imported bindings by ES Modules cause runtime errors.

Rule Details

This rule warns the assignments, increments, and decrements of imported bindings.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-import-assign: "error"*/

import mod, { named } from "./mod.mjs"
import * as mod_ns from "./mod.mjs"

mod = 1          // ERROR: 'mod' is readonly.
named = 2        // ERROR: 'named' is readonly.
mod_ns.named = 3 // ERROR: the members of 'mod_ns' is readonly.
mod_ns = {}      // ERROR: 'mod_ns' is readonly.

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-import-assign: "error"*/

import mod, { named } from "./mod.mjs"
import * as mod_ns from "./mod.mjs"

mod.prop = 1
named.prop = 2
mod_ns.named.prop = 3

// Known Limitation
function test(obj) {
    obj.named = 4 // Not errored because 'obj' is not namespace objects.
}
test(mod_ns) // Not errored because it doesn't know that 'test' updates the member of the argument.

When Not To Use It

If you don’t want to be notified about modifying imported bindings, you can disable this rule.

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 6.4.0.

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