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[Bug] No Fix for `sort-imports` ?

See original GitHub issue

Tell us about your environment

  • ESLint Version: v5.16.10
  • Node Version: v11.13.0
  • npm Version: v6.9.0

What parser (default, Babel-ESLint, etc.) are you using?

Please show your full configuration:

module.exports = {
  parser: '@typescript-eslint/parser',
  extends: [
    // 'plugin:@typescript-eslint/recommended',
  parserOptions: {
    sourceType: 'module',
    ecmaVersion: 2019,
    ecmaFeatures: {
      jsx: true,
  rules: {
    '@typescript-eslint/arrow-parens': [true],
    '@typescript-eslint/await-promise': [true],
    '@typescript-eslint/max-classes-per-file': false,
    '@typescript-eslint/no-console': [false],
    '@typescript-eslint/no-floating-promises': [true],
    '@typescript-eslint/object-literal-key-quotes': [false],
    '@typescript-eslint/object-literal-sort-keys': [false],
    '@typescript-eslint/ordered-imports': [false],
    '@typescript-eslint/quotemark': [true, 'single', 'avoid-escape'],
    '@typescript-eslint/semicolon': [true, 'never'],
    '@typescript-eslint/trailing-comma': [true],
    'jsx-quotes': ['error', 'prefer-single'],
    'sort-imports': [
        ignoreCase: false,
        ignoreDeclarationSort: false,
        ignoreMemberSort: false,
        memberSyntaxSortOrder: ['none', 'all', 'single', 'multiple'],
  settings: {
    react: {
      version: 'detect',

What did you expect to happen? imports to be sorted with --fix

What actually happened? Please include the actual, raw output from ESLint. Not that.

Are you willing to submit a pull request to fix this bug? No.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:7 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

ljharbcommented, Aug 12, 2019

@Industrial it’s not always. Polyfills and shims are supposed to cause side effects and be written in that way.

However, typically the only imports with side effects are ones without a binding - just like it’s safe to reorganize properties as long as nothing crosses a spread, it’s safe to sort imports as long as nothing crosses a bindingless import.

Industrialcommented, Aug 12, 2019

The imported modules can have toplevel side effects, and rearranging the imports will then run them in different order, which could potentially break stuff.


That should be a code smell. An indicator for people to not write their code in this way. I don’t think it should be a problem to be prevented by not implementing the sorting :S

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