I have a project built in WebStorm 2016.2.2, Node.js 6.6.0 and TypeScript 1.8.
For some reasons, which are specified here: ES6 import and export are not supported in Node.js, I need to use Babel.
I have installed Babel and babel-preset-es2015 and I have added a file watcher, but I'm still getting an "unexpected token import" error. It looks like babel doesn't work.
1) Do I need to take an additional action in order to transpile my js files to ES5?
3) Is Babel supposed to generate another file with the output as TypeScript compiler does?
Any help will be profoundly appreciated!
here are the Babel file watcher settings that work for me:
Arguments: $FilePathRelativeToProjectRoot$ --out-dir $ProjectFileDir$/dist --source-maps --presets es2015 Working directory: $ProjectFileDir$ Output Paths to Refresh: $ProjectFileDir$/dist/$FileDirRelativeToProjectRoot$/$FileNameWithoutExtension$.js:$ProjectFileDir$/dist/$FileDirRelativeToProjectRoot$/$FileNameWithoutExtension$.js.map
it compiles files to separate directory, preserving original file names, so that
require() work; also, WebStorm is aware of generated files, as file system is correctly refreshed once the compilation completes