Is there a way to suppress JSHint warning for one given line?


I have a (single) case in my app were eval is used, and I would like to suppress JSHint warning only for this case.

Is there a way to achieve that? Configuration, magic comment, ...?

This question is tagged with jshint

~ Asked on 2012-10-19 15:34:52

The Best Answer is


Yes, there is a way. Two in fact. In October 2013 jshint added a way to ignore blocks of code like this:

// Code here will be linted with JSHint.
/* jshint ignore:start */
// Code here will be ignored by JSHint.
/* jshint ignore:end */
// Code here will be linted with JSHint.

You can also ignore a single line with a trailing comment like this:

ignoreThis(); // jshint ignore:line

~ Answered on 2013-10-28 12:52:51


The "evil" answer did not work for me. Instead, I used what was recommended on the JSHints docs page. If you know the warning that is thrown, you can turn it off for a block of code. For example, I am using some third party code that does not use camel case functions, yet my JSHint rules require it, which led to a warning. To silence it, I wrote:

/*jshint -W106 */
/*jshint +W106 */

~ Answered on 2013-10-22 06:00:10

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