require or disallow semicolons instead of ASI (semi)

要求或禁止使用分号代替 ASI (semi)

The --fix option on the command line can automatically fix some of the problems reported by this rule.

命令行中的 --fix 选项可以自动修复一些该规则报告的问题。

JavaScript is unique amongst the C-like languages in that it doesn’t require semicolons at the end of each statement. In many cases, the JavaScript engine can determine that a semicolon should be in a certain spot and will automatically add it. This feature is known as automatic semicolon insertion (ASI) and is considered one of the more controversial features of JavaScript. For example, the following lines are both valid:

JavaScript 在所有类 C 语言中是比较独特的,它不需要在每个语句的末尾有分号。在很多情况下,JavaScript 引擎可以确定一个分号应该在什么位置然后自动添加它。此特征被称为 自动分号插入 (ASI),被认为是 JavaScript 中较为有争议的特征。例如,以下各行均有效:

var name = "ESLint"
var website = "";

On the first line, the JavaScript engine will automatically insert a semicolon, so this is not considered a syntax error. The JavaScript engine still knows how to interpret the line and knows that the line end indicates the end of the statement.

第一行,JavaScript 引擎会自动插入分号,所以不会被认为是个语法错误。JavaScript 引擎还知道如何解释这一行,也知道行尾意味着语句的结束。

In the debate over ASI, there are generally two schools of thought. The first is that we should treat ASI as if it didn’t exist and always include semicolons manually. The rationale is that it’s easier to always include semicolons than to try to remember when they are or are not required, and thus decreases the possibility of introducing an error.

在 ASI 的争论中,一般有两大思想流派。第一个是,我们应该忽略 ASI 的存在,总是手动添加分号。理由是比起记住什么时候是否需要分号,把它们加进来更容易一些,并因此降低了引入错误的可能性。

However, the ASI mechanism can sometimes be tricky to people who are using semicolons. For example, consider this code:

然而,对使用分号的人而言,ASI 机制有时会很棘手。例如:

    name: "ESLint"

This may look like a return statement that returns an object literal, however, the JavaScript engine will interpret this code as:

这个看起来像是个return语句返回一个对象文本。然而,JavaScript 引擎将代码解释成:

    name: "ESLint";

Effectively, a semicolon is inserted after the return statement, causing the code below it (a labeled literal inside a block) to be unreachable. This rule and the no-unreachable rule will protect your code from such cases.

事实上,一个分号插入到 return 语句之后,导致(块中的标签文本)下面的代码不可达。该规则和 no-unreachable 规则将会避免你的代码出现这种情况。

On the other side of the argument are those who says that since semicolons are inserted automatically, they are optional and do not need to be inserted manually. However, the ASI mechanism can also be tricky to people who don’t use semicolons. For example, consider this code:

争论的另一派别说由于分号的自动插入,它们是可选的,不需要手动添加。然而,对不使用分号的人而言,ASI 机制有时也会很棘手。例如,考虑以下代码:

var globalCounter = { }

(function () {
    var n = 0
    globalCounter.increment = function () {
        return ++n

In this example, a semicolon will not be inserted after the first line, causing a run-time error (because an empty object is called as if it’s a function). The no-unexpected-multiline rule can protect your code from such cases.

在这个例子中,分号不会被插入到第一行末尾,导致一个运行时错误(因为一个空的对象被调用,犹如它是个函数)。no-unexpected-multiline 规则将会避免你的代码出现这种情况。

Although ASI allows for more freedom over your coding style, it can also make your code behave in an unexpected way, whether you use semicolons or not. Therefore, it is best to know when ASI takes place and when it does not, and have ESLint protect your code from these potentially unexpected cases. In short, as once described by Isaac Schlueter, a \n character always ends a statement (just like a semicolon) unless one of the following is true:

即使 ASI 允许在你的代码风格上提供更多的自由,不论你是否使用分号,它仍可以使你的代码表现的出乎意料。因此,最好是知道 ASI 什么时候插入分号,什么时候不插入分号,让 ESLint 帮你的代码避免这些潜在的意外情况。总之,正如 Isaac Schlueter 曾经描述的那样,一个 \n 字符总是一个语句的结尾(像分号一样),除非是下面情况之一:

  1. The statement has an unclosed paren, array literal, or object literal or ends in some other way that is not a valid way to end a statement. (For instance, ending with . or ,.)
  2. 该语句有一个没有闭合的括号,数组或对象或其它某种方式,不是有效结束一个语句的方式。(比如,以.,结尾)
  3. The line is -- or ++ (in which case it will decrement/increment the next token.)
  4. 该行是--++(在这种情况下它将减少或增加下一个标记。)
  5. It is a for(), while(), do, if(), or else, and there is no {
  6. 它是个 for()while()doif()else,没有{
  7. The next line starts with [, (, +, *, /, -, ,, ., or some other binary operator that can only be found between two tokens in a single expression.
  8. 下一行以[(+*/-,.或一些其他在单个表达式中两个标记之间的二元操作符

Rule Details

This rule enforces consistent use of semicolons.



This rule has two options, a string option and an object option.


String option:


Object option:



Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the default "always" option:

默认选项 "always"错误 代码示例:

/*eslint semi: ["error", "always"]*/

var name = "ESLint"

object.method = function() {
    // ...

Examples of correct code for this rule with the default "always" option:

默认选项 "always"正确 代码示例:

/*eslint semi: "error"*/

var name = "ESLint";

object.method = function() {
    // ...


Examples of incorrect code for this rule with the "never" option:

选项 "never"错误 代码示例:

/*eslint semi: ["error", "never"]*/

var name = "ESLint";

object.method = function() {
    // ...

Examples of correct code for this rule with the "never" option:

选项 "never"正确 代码示例:

/*eslint semi: ["error", "never"]*/

var name = "ESLint"

object.method = function() {
    // ...

Even in "never" mode, semicolons are still allowed to disambiguate statements beginning with [, (, /, +, or -:

即使是在 "never" 方式下,分号仍然是被允许的,用来消除以[(/+-开头的语句的歧义:

/*eslint semi: ["error", "never"]*/

var name = "ESLint"

;(function() {
    // ...


Examples of additional correct code for this rule with the "always", { "omitLastInOneLineBlock": true } options:

选项 "always", { "omitLastInOneLineBlock": true }正确 代码示例:

/*eslint semi: ["error", "always", { "omitLastInOneLineBlock": true}] */

if (foo) { bar() }

if (foo) { bar(); baz() }

When Not To Use It

If you do not want to enforce semicolon usage (or omission) in any particular way, then you can turn this rule off.


Further Reading


This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.0.6.

该规则在 ESLint 0.0.6 中被引入。