babel-plugin-transform-es2015-block-scoping

Compile ES2015 block scoping (const and let) to ES5

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babel-plugin-transform-es2015-block-scoping
Compile ES2015 block scoping (const and let) to ES5

Installation

npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-transform-es2015-block-scoping

Usage

Via .babelrc (Recommended)

.babelrc
Without options:
{
  "plugins": ["transform-es2015-block-scoping"]
}

With options:
{
  "plugins": [
    ["transform-es2015-block-scoping", {
      "throwIfClosureRequired": true
    }]
  ]
}

Via CLI

babel --plugins transform-es2015-block-scoping script.js

Via Node API

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

Options throwIfClosureRequired

In cases such as the following it's impossible to rewrite let/const without adding an additional function and closure while transforming:
for (let i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
  setTimeout(() => console.log(i), 1);
}

In extremely performance-sensitive code, this can be undesirable. If "throwIfClosureRequired": true is set, Babel throws when transforming these patterns instead of automatically adding an additional function.