Exec21 Exec21 - 27 days ago 23
Javascript Question

GulpUglifyError using gulp-webpack-vs2015

I am having following error

events.js:160
throw er; // Unhandled 'error' event
^
GulpUglifyError: unable to minify JavaScript
Caused by: SyntaxError: Unexpected token: punc ({) (line: 15, col: 7, pos: 1014)
Error
at new JS_Parse_Error (eval at <anonymous> (C:\..\node_modules\gulp-uglify\node_modules\uglify-js\tools\node.js:1:0), <anonymous>:1545:18)


package.json

"gulp": "^3.9.1",
"gulp-clean": "^0.3.2",
"gulp-concat": "^2.6.0",
"gulp-less": "^3.1.0",
"gulp-sourcemaps": "^2.1.1",
"gulp-typescript": "^3.0.2",
"gulp-uglify": "^2.0.0",
"uglify-js-harmony": "^2.6.2"


After looking for answers it looks like gulp-uglify relies on UglifyJS Issue with Babel, ES6 and Uglify, thus it does not work properly. On the other hand they encourage to use uglify-js-harmony instead. But still is looking at gulp-uglify\node_modules\uglify-js. How can I force gulp to point to uglify-js-harmony instead?

Thank you

Answer

This issue is related with my other question Gulp error with angular2, also it is necessary to deploy only needed files, or in the above case exclude node modules folder as:

tsconfig.json

"files": [
    "angularApp/app/app.module.ts",
    "angularApp/main.ts"
  ],

or excluding (better only include files rather than excluding)

"exclude": [
    "node_modules"
  ]