#525 ✓wont_fix

JavaScriptLint validation changes

Reported by avillad | January 17th, 2009 @ 07:51 PM

I have been a happy user of Prototype for some time now and have recently been working with JavaScriptLint (http://www.javascriptlint.com) to tighten up my source files. In doing so, I ran into a number of minor issues with Prototype. This patch fixes them all and includes a JavaScriptLint config file (jsl.conf) with almost all the options turned on. The patch contains source file changes to tighten up all problems illuminated by JSL using the config file included with this patch.

I have regression tested the changes on Mac OS X 10.5.6 with Ruby 1.8.6p114 against:

  • Safari Version 3.2.1 (5525.27.1)
  • Firefox Version

I hope this patch will be accepted and made part of the next Prototype distribution so that users of lint programs such as JavaScriptLint and JSLint will not encounter validation errors when running against prototype.js. The slight increase in file size due to additional characters (explicit curly braces, semicolons, etc) can mostly be stripped out for production use with minimize programs such as JSMin.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.


Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Tobie Langel

    Tobie Langel January 17th, 2009 @ 09:53 PM


    This has been discussed a number of times in the past already.

    I don't think the opinion of the core team has changed about it (i.e. that it's a stylistic choice).

    I'll close this as wont_fix for the time being.

    I suggest you open up a new discussion on the core mailing list about it if you wish to discuss it.

  • Tobie Langel

    Tobie Langel January 17th, 2009 @ 09:54 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “wont_fix”

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