Babal plugin to remove decorators based on their identifiers.
Last updated 5 years ago by elie.rotenberg .
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Babel plugin which strips all decorators with the given identifier. Use case in mind is to remove dev-only typechecking decorators such as typecheck-decorator.


Use the transform as following:

import stripDecorator from 'babel-plugin-strip-decorator';

babel.transform(code, {
  plugins: [{
    // the name of the target decorator has no '@'
    transformer: stripDecorator('devDecorator'),
    // must be applied before es7.decorators transform
    position: 'before',

In this case, the following code:

class A {
  method() { ... }

is transformed into code equivalent to:

class A {
  method() { ... }


stripDecorator(...decoratorNames) returns a babel plugin which removes all occurences of decorators in the form @decoratorName or @decoratorName(...) where decoratorName is any string in decoratorNames.

babel.transform(code, {
  plugins: [
    { transformer: stripDecorator(
    ), position: 'before' },

This will remove all occurences of decorators named either decoratorA, decoratorB or decoratorC.


This plugin is intentionally dumb and simple. It looks for a decorator with a given string identifier. It doesn't care whether this decorator actually exists or whatever. This is a feature, not a bug, eg. you can have 2 references to the same decorator (eg. @prodTypecheck and @devTypecheck both mapping to @typecheck) but only strip one (eg. strip @devTypecheck but leave @prodTypecheck).

Also note that the decorator invokation is completely stripped away. Any side effects caused by the then-stripped decorator invokation is also removed (relying on such a side effect would probably be a code smell in the first place anyway though).

For example the following code would break if stripDecorator('causeSideEffect') is applied:

let a = 0;
class A {
  @causeSideEffect(a = a + 1)
  test() { ... }
assert(a === 1); // will throw only if stripDecorator('causeSideEffect') is applied

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