Friday, August 22nd, 2008
JSLint is an old tool in the toolbox, created by Douglas Crockford. I am sure you know about it. But, do you know how often it is updated?
You may notice the “Edition 2008-08-18” on the site, which shows that it was updated recently. After being on the jslint group, I see that there are very regular updates such as the last one that I saw:
I added a onevar option. It allows only one var statement per function.
Unused variables are easier to see in the function report.
I removed support for .kon files. Scripts for Yahoo!Widgets are still supported.
I increased the amount of rigor required of HTML files. Initially, checking of HTML was minimal, just enough to locate the scripts. JSLint seems to be evolving into an HTML verifier.
I improved a lot of the checking required for ADsafe.
There are a lot of changes in this update. Please let me know if I broke anything.
It is one thing to create a tool. It is something else to keep rigour on updates. Thanks Doug!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am