GNU ELPA - js2-mode

js2-mode

Description
Improved JavaScript editing mode
Latest
js2-mode-20220710.tar, 2022-Jul-10, 620 KiB
Maintainer
Steve Yegge <steve.yegge@gmail.com>
Website
https://github.com/mooz/js2-mode/
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To install this package, run in Emacs:

M-x package-install RET js2-mode RET

Full description

This JavaScript editing mode supports:

 - strict recognition of the Ecma-262 language standard
 - support for most Rhino and SpiderMonkey extensions from 1.5 and up
 - parsing support for ECMAScript for XML (E4X, ECMA-357)
 - accurate syntax highlighting using a recursive-descent parser
 - on-the-fly reporting of syntax errors and strict-mode warnings
 - undeclared-variable warnings using a configurable externs framework
 - "bouncing" line indentation to choose among alternate indentation points
 - smart line-wrapping within comments and strings
 - code folding:
   - show some or all function bodies as {...}
   - show some or all block comments as /*...*/
 - context-sensitive menu bar and popup menus
 - code browsing using the `imenu' package
 - many customization options

Installation:

To install it as your major mode for JavaScript editing:

  (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.js\\'" . js2-mode))

Alternatively, to install it as a minor mode just for JavaScript linting,
you must add it to the appropriate major-mode hook.  Normally this would be:

  (add-hook 'js-mode-hook 'js2-minor-mode)

You may also want to hook it in for shell scripts running via node.js:

  (add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("node" . js2-mode))

Use Emacs 27 and want to write JSX?  Then use `js2-minor-mode' as described
above.  Use Emacs 26 or earlier?  Then use `js2-jsx-mode':

  (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.jsx?\\'" . js2-jsx-mode))
  (add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("node" . js2-jsx-mode))

Note that linting of JSX code may fail in both modes.

To customize how it works:
  M-x customize-group RET js2-mode RET

Notes:

This mode includes a port of Mozilla Rhino's scanner, parser and
symbol table.  Ideally it should stay in sync with Rhino, keeping
`js2-mode' current as the EcmaScript language standard evolves.

Unlike cc-engine based language modes, js2-mode's line-indentation is not
customizable.  It is a surprising amount of work to support customizable
indentation.  The current compromise is that the tab key lets you cycle among
various likely indentation points, similar to the behavior of python-mode.

This mode does not yet work with "multi-mode" modes such as `mmm-mode'
and `mumamo', although it could be made to do so with some effort.
This means that `js2-mode' is currently only useful for editing JavaScript
files, and not for editing JavaScript within <script> tags or templates.

The project page on GitHub is used for development and issue tracking.
The original homepage at Google Code has outdated information and is mostly
unmaintained.

Old versions

js2-mode-20211229.tar.lz2021-Dec-29 120 KiB
js2-mode-20201220.tar.lz2020-Dec-20 119 KiB
js2-mode-20190219.tar.lz2019-Feb-19 130 KiB
js2-mode-20180301.tar.lz2018-Mar-01 130 KiB
js2-mode-20170721.tar.lz2017-Jul-21 128 KiB
js2-mode-20170116.tar.lz2017-Jan-16 117 KiB
js2-mode-20160623.tar.lz2016-Jun-23 116 KiB
js2-mode-20150909.tar.lz2015-Sep-10 111 KiB
js2-mode-20150713.tar.lz2015-Jul-13 110 KiB
js2-mode-20150202.tar.lz2015-Feb-04 107 KiB
js2-mode-20141118.tar.lz2014-Nov-1999.8 KiB
js2-mode-20141115.tar.lz2014-Nov-1699.8 KiB
js2-mode-20140114.tar.lz2014-Jan-1688.5 KiB
js2-mode-20131106.tar.lz2013-Nov-0890.9 KiB
js2-mode-20130619.tar.lz2013-Aug-1588.9 KiB
js2-mode-20130510.el.lz2013-May-1184.5 KiB
js2-mode-20130307.el.lz2013-Mar-0883.9 KiB
js2-mode-20130228.el.lz2013-Feb-2883.9 KiB
js2-mode-20090814.el.lz2012-Nov-2982.8 KiB
js2-mode-1.1.el.lz2012-Dec-2584.7 KiB

News

History of user-visible changes

2022-07-10

  • Fix for node position of js2-new-node (#591).
  • Support the d (hasIndices) and s (dotAll) regexp flags (#590).
  • Support for _ separator in numbers (i.e., numeric separator) (#584).

2021-12-29

  • Imenu support for mocha-like (includes Jasmine and Cypress) test files: i.e., M-x imenu will now list test blocks defined with describe() and it() (#576).
  • Minor improvements in js2-jump-to-definition (#423).
  • Support for private class members (#537).
  • Support for dynamic imports and import.meta (#547).
  • Support for trailing comma in arrow function parameters (#480).
  • Support for for await of syntax (#543).

2020-12-20

  • Support for logical assignment operators (#564).
  • Support for the nullish coalescing operator (#561).
  • Emacs 27 now provides improved JSX indentation support, along with new JSX highlighting and detection support. Install Emacs 27 and use js-mode with js2-minor-mode (see README), rather than js2-jsx-mode.
  • Using js2-jsx-mode will now trigger a warning in Emacs 27.
  • Support for optional-chaining operator ?.

2019-02-19

  • Changed the default of js2-strict-trailing-comma-warning to nil.

2018-03-01

  • Support single-line JSDocs.
  • New face js2-object-property-access.
  • Support for trailing comma in function arguments
  • JSDoc highlighting for @yield, @yields, @abstract, @virtual and @typedef.
  • Support for anonymous class exports.

2017-07-21

  • Support for async arrow function without parentheses.
  • Support for /*jslint declarations.
  • User option js2-getprop-has-side-effects.
  • Support for trailing commas in function parameter lists.
  • Support for ES7 public class fields.
  • New user option js2-ignored-warnings.

2017-01-16

  • js2-include-*-externs are now evaluated on demand. As a result, they can now be effectively used as file- or directory-local variables.
  • Support for ES7 exponentiation operator.

2016-06-23

  • New variable js2-mode-assume-strict, for use with ES6 modules.
  • Support for JSDoc @callback, @func and @method tags.
  • Object properties are highlighted using a different face: js2-object-property, which has no color by default.
  • Experimental support for object rest/spread ECMAScript proposal.
  • js2-getter-setter-node is renamed to js2-method-node, together with its related functions. It already handles generator methods, and we added support for async methods (see below), so the old name would get more confusing.
  • Support for default parameters in destructuring. It should work for both objects and arrays, in both literals and function arguments.
  • New mode: js2-jsx-mode, deriving from js2-mode. Supports indentation of JSXElement expressions wrapped within parentheses or as function arguments. Indentation is customizable via sgml-attribute-offset.
  • Experimental support for async/await ECMAScript proposal.

20150909

  • js2-mode now derives from js-mode. That means the former function will run js-mode-hook, as well as js2-mode-hook. The key bindings will default to js-mode-map where they're not set in js2-mode-map. And in Emacs 25 or later (including the snapshot builds), js2-mode uses the indentation code from js-mode. Where feasible, the user options (and functions) now have aliases, but if you're using Emacs 25 and you see an indentation-related setting that stopped working, try looking for a corresponding one in the ... ...