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babel-plugin-transform-es2015-for-of

babel-plugin-transform-es2015-for-of

Compile ES2015 for...of to ES5

Example

In

for (var i of foo) {}

Out

var _iteratorNormalCompletion = true;
var _didIteratorError = false;
var _iteratorError = undefined;
 
try {
  for (var _iterator = foo[Symbol.iterator](), _step; !(_iteratorNormalCompletion = (_step = _iterator.next()).done); _iteratorNormalCompletion = true) {
    var i = _step.value;
  }
} catch (err) {
  _didIteratorError = true;
  _iteratorError = err;
} finally {
  try {
    if (!_iteratorNormalCompletion && _iterator.return) {
      _iterator.return();
    }
  } finally {
    if (_didIteratorError) {
      throw _iteratorError;
    }
  }
}

Installation

npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-transform-es2015-for-of

Usage

Via .babelrc (Recommended)

.babelrc

// without options 
{
  "plugins": ["transform-es2015-for-of"]
}
 
// with options 
{
  "plugins": [
    ["transform-es2015-for-of", {
      "loose": true
    }]
  ]
}

Via CLI

babel --plugins transform-es2015-for-of script.js

Via Node API

require("babel-core").transform("code", {
  plugins: ["transform-es2015-for-of"]
});

Options

loose

boolean, defaults to false

In loose mode, arrays are put in a fast path, thus heavily increasing performance. All other iterables will continue to work fine.

Example

In

for (var i of foo) {}

Out

for (var _iterator = foo, _isArray = Array.isArray(_iterator), _i = 0, _iterator = _isArray ? _iterator : _iterator[Symbol.iterator]();;) {
  var _ref;
 
  if (_isArray) {
    if (_i >= _iterator.length) break;
    _ref = _iterator[_i++];
  } else {
    _i = _iterator.next();
    if (_i.done) break;
    _ref = _i.value;
  }
 
  var i = _ref;
}

Abrupt completions

In loose mode an iterator's return method will not be called on abrupt completions caused by thrown errors.

Please see google/traceur-compiler#1773 and babel/babel#838 for more information.

Optimization

If a basic array is used, Babel will compile the for-of loop down to a regular for loop.

In

for (let a of [1,2,3]) {}

Out

var _arr = [1, 2, 3];
for (var _i = 0; _i < _arr.length; _i++) {
  var a = _arr[_i];
}