ESLint v1.7.0 released

by Nicholas C. Zakas - 16 October 2015

We just pushed ESLint v1.7.0, which is a minor release upgrade of ESLint. This release adds some new features and fixes several bugs found in the previous release.


Here are some highlights of changes in this release.

New Rules

Extending JavaScript configs

You've always been able to use npm packages in the extends field of your configuration file. Now, you can directly link to JavaScript files in extends, allowing you to reference JavaScript configuration files directly even when they are not part of an npm package.


  • New: Create eslint-config-eslint (fixes #3525) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • New: add "consistent" option to the "curly" rule (fixes #2390) (BenoĆ®t Zugmeyer)
  • New: no-empty-pattern rule (fixes #3668) (alberto)
  • New: no-magic-numbers rule (fixes #4027) (Vincent Lemeunier)


  • Update: Support .js files for config (fixes #3102) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Update: RuleTester allows string errors in invalid cases (fixes #4117) (Kevin Partington)
  • Update: added exceptions to lines-around-comment rule. (fixes #2965) (Mathieu M-Gosselin)
  • Update: Add matchDescription option to valid-jsdoc (fixes #2449) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Update: Add allow option for no-underscore-dangle rule (fixes #2135) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Update: allowArrowFunctions option for func-style rule (fixes #1897) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Update: Ignore end of function in newline-after-var (fixes #3682) (alberto)
  • Update: Option to ignore for loops in init-declarations (fixes #3641) (alberto)
  • Update: Add webextensions environment (fixes #4051) (Blake Winton)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: array-bracket-spacing for empty array (fixes #4141) (alberto)
  • Fix: indent arrow function check fix (fixes #4142) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Fix: Make eslint-config-eslint work (fixes #4145) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Fix: prefer-arrow-callback had been wrong at arguments (fixes #4095) (Toru Nagashima)
  • Fix: check for objects or arrays in array-bracket-spacing (fixes #4083) (alberto)
  • Fix: message templates fail when no parameters are passed (fixes #4080) (Ilya Volodin)
  • Fix: indent multi-line function call (fixes #4073, fixes #4075) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Fix: no-mixed-tabs-and-spaces fails with some comments (fixes #4086) (alberto)
  • Fix: semi to check for do-while loops (fixes #4090) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Fix: no-unused-vars had been missing some parameters (fixes #4047) (Toru Nagashima)
  • Fix: no-mixed-spaces-and-tabs with comments and templates (fixes #4077) (alberto)
  • Fix: Ignore template literals in no-mixed-tabs-and-spaces (fixes #4054) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Fix: no-cond-assign had needed double parens in for (fixes #4023) (Toru Nagashima)
  • Fix: id-match bug incorrectly errors on NewExpression (fixes #4042) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Fix: no-trailing-spaces autofix to handle linebreaks (fixes #4050) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Fix: renamed no-magic-number to no-magic-numbers (fixes #4053) (Vincent Lemeunier)
  • Fix: no-cond-assign should report assignment location (fixes #4040) (alberto)
  • Fix: no-redeclare and no-sahadow for builtin globals (fixes #3971) (Toru Nagashima)


  • Docs: Update various rules docs (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Docs: Reference no-unexpected-multiline in semi (fixes #4114) (alberto)
  • Docs: Alphabetize Rules lists (Kenneth Chung)
  • Docs: Improve comma-dangle documentation (Gilad Peleg)
  • Docs: Re-tag JSX code fences (fixes #4020) (Brandon Mills)
  • Docs: Remove list of users from README (fixes #3881) (Brandon Mills)

Dependency Upgrades

  • Upgrade: Upgrade globals to 8.11.0 (fixes #3599) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Build: Fix path related failures on Windows in tests (fixes #4061) (Burak Yigit Kaya)
  • Build: Enable CodeClimate (fixes #4068) (Nicholas C. Zakas)
  • Build: Performance perf to not ignore jshint file (refs #3765) (Gyandeep Singh)
  • Build: Add .eslintignore file for the project (fixes #3765) (Gyandeep Singh)