javascript - vscode - eslint: error Parsing error: The keyword 'const' is reserved

parsing error: unexpected token=> (3)

I am getting this error from ESLint:

error  Parsing error: The keyword 'const' is reserved

from this code:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();
const _ = require('underscore');

I've tried removing node_modules and reinstalling all npm packages (as suggested here ), but to no avail.

ESLint defaults to ES5 syntax-checking. You'll want to override to the latest well-supported version of JavaScript.

Try adding a .eslintrc file to your project. Inside it:

    "parserOptions": {
        "ecmaVersion": 2017

    "env": {
        "es6": true

Hopefully this helps.

EDIT: I also found this example .eslintrc which might help.

I had this same problem with this part of my code:

const newComment = {
    dishId: dishId,
    rating: rating,
    author: author,
    comment: comment
}; = new Date().toISOString();

Same error, const is a reserved word.

The thing is, I made the .eslintrc.js from the link you gave in the update and still got the same error. Also, I get an parsing error in the .eslintrc.js : Unexpected token ':' .

Right in this part:

"env": {
"browser": true,
"node": true,
"es6": true


you also can add this inline instead of config, just add it to the same file before you add your own disable stuff

/* eslint-env es6 */
/* eslint-disable no-console */

my case was disable a file and eslint-disable were not working for me alone

/* eslint-env es6 */
/* eslint-disable */