denisjacquemin denisjacquemin - 5 months ago 27
Node.js Question

grunt throw "Recursive process.nextTick detected"

I'm running Lion 10.9.2 with nodejs v0.10.26

I want to setup an automated compilation on sass files and a live reload with grunt, nothing complicated but...

When running

grunt watch
I get the following error

(node) warning: Recursive process.nextTick detected. This will break in the next version of node. Please use setImmediate for recursive deferral.

util.js:35
var str = String(f).replace(formatRegExp, function(x) {
^
RangeError: Maximum call stack size exceeded


here is the Gruntfile.js

module.exports = function(grunt) {

// Project configuration.
grunt.initConfig({
pkg: grunt.file.readJSON('package.json'),

sass: {
dist: {
files: {
'assets/css/styles.css': 'assets/sass/styles.scss'
}
}
},
watch: {
all: {
files: 'index.html', // Change this if you are not watching index.html
options: {
livereload: true // Set livereload to trigger a reload upon change
}
},
css: {
files: [ 'assets/sass/**/*.scss' ],
tasks: [ 'sass' ],
options: {
spawn: false
}
},
options: {
livereload: true // Set livereload to trigger a reload upon change
}
}

});

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-contrib-watch');
grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-contrib-sass');

grunt.registerTask('watch', [ 'watch']);

grunt.registerTask('default', [ 'sass', 'watch' ]);

};


and here is the package.json

{
"name": "application",
"version": "0.0.1",
"private": true,
"devDependencies": {
"grunt": "~0.4.2",
"grunt-contrib-watch": "~0.5.3",
"grunt-contrib-sass": "~0.7.3"
}
}

Answer

I finally figured out a similar problem I was having with SASS. I was using

grunt.registerTask('sass', [ 'sass']);

The trick was that Grunt doesn't seem to like the repetition in names. When I switch to

grunt.registerTask('styles', [ 'sass']);

Everything worked as it should.