Execute coffeelint.js with RhinoShellExec?

Good morning!

I’ve been looking at this: http://gradle.1045684.n5.nabble.com/State-of-javascript-stuff-in-master-td5709818.html and trying to figure out how best to use the RhinoShellExec (http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/groovydoc/org/gradle/plugins/javascript/rhino/RhinoShellExec.html) to execute coffeelint.js (https://github.com/clutchski/coffeelint/blob/master/lib/coffeelint.js). Right now, I have this:

task lintCoffeeScript(type: RhinoShellExec) {

script = “lib/coffeelint.js”

scriptArgs = ["-r", “web-app/js/src”] }

Which doesn’t fail … unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to actually be executing coffeelint.js properly. I’m not sure if I’m running into a node/rhino issue (I can npm install -g coffeelint && coffeelint -r web-app/js/src), or if I need to configure RhinoShellExec with more. When I crack open coffeelint.js, I see that it’s doing a require(‘coffee-script’) - which I’m not sure how/where that would be satisfied (though I’m not seeing any errors:

All projects evaluated. Selected primary task ‘lintCoffeeScript’ Tasks to be executed: [task ‘:lintCoffeeScript’] :lintCoffeeScript Task ‘:lintCoffeeScript’ has not declared any outputs, assuming that it is out-of-date. Starting process ‘command ‘/System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java’’. Working directory: /Users/USER_NAME/Projects/PROJECT_DIR Command: /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java -Dfile.encoding=MacRoman -cp /Users/USER_NAME/.gradle/caches/artifacts-14/filestore/org.mozilla/rhino/1.7R3/jar/3bff1e632c665f8cf2d438f77a9f4d0758277db5/rhino-1.7R3.jar org.mozilla.javascript.tools.shell.Main /Users/USER_NAME/Projects/PROJECT_DIR/lib/coffeelint.js -r web-app/js/src An attempt to initialize for well behaving parent process finished. Successfully started process ‘command ‘/System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java’’ Process ‘command ‘/System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java’’ finished with exit value 0 (state: SUCCEEDED)


Can anyone give me a hand with this? Ideally, if the coffee-script dependency is all that’s needed, I am using CoffeeScriptCompile from plugin ‘coffeescript-base’ as well, so maybe there’s a way to pull the dependency from there?

Any assistance or pointers would be much appreciated!!

The coffeelint site is down, so it’s hard to get info.

Is coffeelint designed to be run outside of a node.js environment?

Well, that doesn’t help :slight_smile: It was up the other day. Here’s the github site for it:


I’m not sure if it’s designed to run outside of a node.js environment … I did open up the lib/coffeelint.js in the GitHub repo to see if I could figure out any obvious indications that it was, but I probably don’t know what to look for.

It does work in a JS env, but you need a Rhino driver.

The coffeelint.js file is not an “executable script”. It’s a library that exposes an API. You need to write a small driver JS program that calls this API.

This script needs to somehow get the code to be analysed into a string, and call this API.

Rhino provides language extensions for doing IO, as JavaScript cannot do this on its own. See: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Rhino/Shell