disallow the unary operators ++ and -- (no-plusplus)

Because the unary ++ and -- operators are subject to automatic semicolon insertion, differences in whitespace can change semantics of source code.

var i = 10;
var j = 20;

i ++
j
// i = 11, j = 20
var i = 10;
var j = 20;

i
++
j
// i = 10, j = 21

Rule Details

This rule disallows the unary operators ++ and --.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

/*eslint no-plusplus: "error"*/

var foo = 0;
foo++;

var bar = 42;
bar--;

for (i = 0; i < l; i++) {
    return;
}

Examples of correct code for this rule:

/*eslint no-plusplus: "error"*/

var foo = 0;
foo += 1;

var bar = 42;
bar -= 1;

for (i = 0; i < l; i += 1) {
    return;
}

Options

This rule has an object option.

allowForLoopAfterthoughts

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

/*eslint no-plusplus: ["error", { "allowForLoopAfterthoughts": true }]*/

for (i = 0; i < l; i++) {
    doSomething(i);
}

for (i = l; i >= 0; i--) {
    doSomething(i);
}

for (i = 0, j = l; i < l; i++, j--) {
    doSomething(i, j);
}

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

/*eslint no-plusplus: ["error", { "allowForLoopAfterthoughts": true }]*/

for (i = 0; i < l; j = i++) {
    doSomething(i, j);
}

for (i = l; i--;) {
    doSomething(i);
}

for (i = 0; i < l;) i++;

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.0.9.

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