- It is extremely fast. Validating three.js (800 KB source) takes less than a second on a modern machine.
- It looks only for syntax errors, it does not care about coding style at all.
- It handles generated files as the result of minification or compilation (CoffeeScript, Dart, TypeScript, etc).
- It would try to be tolerant and not give up immediately on the first error, especially for strict mode violations.
Note: The last feature is still a work-in-process, see Esprima issue 130.
How to Use It
First, install the package:
npm install grunt-jsvalidate
Gruntfile.js file to have the following line somewhere:
If it has been installed correctly, running
grunt --help should
jsvalidate in the list of available tasks.
Set the files to be validated, as part of Grunt configuration via the
jsvalidate key. As an example,
initConfig in your
might look like the following fragment:
You can specify the files to be validated using the usual file pattern.
In the above examples, it will validate every
*.js files in the main
lib directory, and the
Whenever you want the validation task to run, just invoke it using:
It is recommended to include the validation task in your default:
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