is-expression

Validates a string as a JavaScript expression

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is-expression

Validates a string as a JavaScript expression

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npm install is-expression

Usage

isExpression(src[, options])

Validates a string as a JavaScript expression.

src contains the source.

options can contain any Acorn options (since we use Acorn under-the-hood), or any of the following:

  • throw: Throw an error if the string is not an expression. The error can be an Acorn error, with location information in err.loc and err.pos. Defaults to false.
  • strict: Use strict mode when trying to parse the string. Defaults to false. Even if this option is false, if you have provided options.sourceType === 'module' which imples strict mode under ES2015, strict mode will be used.
  • lineComment: When true, allows line comments in the expression. Defaults to false for safety.

See the examples below for usage.

Examples

var isExpression = require('is-expression')

isExpression('myVar')
//=> true
isExpression('var')
//=> false
isExpression('["an", "array", "\'s"].indexOf("index")')
//=> true

isExpression('var', {throw: true})
// SyntaxError: Unexpected token (1:0)
//     at Parser.pp.raise (acorn/dist/acorn.js:940:13)
//     at ...

isExpression('public')
//=> true
isExpression('public', {strict: true})
//=> false

isExpression('abc // my comment')
//=> false
isExpression('abc // my comment', {lineComment: true})
//=> true

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