javascript - with - radix parameter parseint

JSLint says “missing radix parameter”; what should I do? (6)

I ran JSLint on this JavaScript code and it said:

Problem at line 32 character 30: Missing radix parameter.

This is the code in question:

imageIndex = parseInt(id.substring(id.length - 1))-1;

What is wrong here?

I solved it with just using the +foo, to convert the string.

Keep in mind it's not great for readability (dirty fix).

console.log( +'1' )
// 1 (int)

It always a good practice to pass radix with parseInt -

parseInt(string, radix)

For decimal -

parseInt(id.substring(id.length - 1), 10)

If the radix parameter is omitted, JavaScript assumes the following:

  • If the string begins with "0x", the radix is 16 (hexadecimal)
  • If the string begins with "0", the radix is 8 (octal). This feature is deprecated
  • If the string begins with any other value, the radix is 10 (decimal)


Just put an empty string in the radix place, because parseInt() take two arguments:

parseInt(string, radix);

string The value to parse. If the string argument is not a string, then it is converted to a string (using the ToString abstract operation). Leading whitespace in the string argument is ignored.

radix An integer between 2 and 36 that represents the radix (the base in mathematical numeral systems) of the above-mentioned string. Specify 10 for the decimal numeral system commonly used by humans. Always specify this parameter to eliminate reader confusion and to guarantee predictable behavior. Different implementations produce different results when a radix is not specified, usually defaulting the value to 10.

imageIndex = parseInt(id.substring(id.length - 1))-1;
imageIndex = parseInt(id.substring(id.length - 1), '')-1;

You can also simply add this line right above your parseInt line:

// eslint-disable-next-line

This will disable eslint check for the next line. Use this if you only need to skip one or two lines.

You can turn off this rule if you wish to skip that test.


radix: false

Under the "rules" property in the tslint.json file.

It's not recommended to do that if you don't understand this exception.