/Angular 10

Strict mode

When you create a new workspace or a project you have an option to create them in a strict mode using the --strict flag.

Enabling this flag initializes your new workspace or project with a few new settings that improve maintainability, help you catch bugs ahead of time, and allow the CLI to perform advanced optimizations on your application. Additionally, applications that use these stricter settings are easier to statically analyze, which can help the ng update command refactor code more safely and precisely when you are updating to future versions of Angular.

Specifically, the strict flag does the following:

You can apply these settings at the workspace and project level.

To create a new workspace and application using the strict mode, run the following command:

ng new [project-name] --strict

To create a new application in the strict mode within an existing non-strict workspace, run the following command:

ng generate application [project-name] --strict

Non-local side effects in applications

When you create projects and workspaces using the strict mode, you'll notice an additional package.json file, located in src/app/ directory. This file informs tools and bundlers that the code under this directory is free of non-local side effects. Non-local side effects in the application code are not common and using them is not considered a good coding pattern. More importantly, code with these types of side effects cannot be optimized, resulting in increased bundle sizes and applications that load more slowly.

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