sass loader prefers node-sass if it exists anywhere in the dep tree

🐞 Bug report

Command (mark with an x)

  • build
  • serve

Is this a regression?

Probably not.


Angular CLI prefers node-sass if it exists anywhere in the dependency tree.

This has manifested during an update of ngx-markdown from 10.0.0 to 10.1.0 in which one of it’s dependency has added node-sass as a dependency. The error thrown relates to the SASS implementation not understanding SASS modules.

The offending line in Angular CLI goes against a change that was made in sass-loader v9 to prefer dart-sass. Since the current CLI next version of build-angular (~0.1001.0-next.2) updates to sass-loader v9, I feel it would be appropriate to either match its behavior or delegate the choice to sass-loader (by not explicitly providing the implementation option. If that is considered a breaking change, then perhaps an explicit developer choice is made available under stylePreprocessorOptions` or something similar.

🔬 Minimal Reproduction

Steps and notes in this repo:

🔥 Exception or Error

ERROR in ./src/styles.scss (./node_modules/css-loader/dist/cjs.js??ref--14-1!./node_modules/postcss-loader/src??embedded!./node_modules/resolve-url-loader??ref--14-3!./node_modules/sass-loader/dist/cjs.js??ref--14-4!./src/styles.scss)
Module build failed (from ./node_modules/sass-loader/dist/cjs.js):
SassError: Invalid CSS after "...@include sample": expected "}", was ".yellowBg;"
        on line 4 of src/styles.scss
>>     @include sample.yellowBg;


🌍 Your Environment

Angular CLI: 10.1.0-next.2
Node: 14.6.0
OS: darwin x64

Angular: 10.0.5
... animations, common, compiler, compiler-cli, core, forms
... platform-browser, platform-browser-dynamic, router
Ivy Workspace: Yes

Package                           Version
@angular-devkit/architect         0.1001.0-next.2
@angular-devkit/build-angular     0.1001.0-next.2
@angular-devkit/build-optimizer   0.1001.0-next.2
@angular-devkit/build-webpack     0.1001.0-next.2
@angular-devkit/core              10.1.0-next.2
@angular-devkit/schematics        10.1.0-next.2
@angular/cli                      10.1.0-next.2
@ngtools/webpack                  10.1.0-next.2
@schematics/angular               10.1.0-next.2
@schematics/update                0.1001.0-next.2
rxjs                              6.5.5
typescript                        3.9.7
webpack                           4.43.0

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1 possible answer(s) on “sass loader prefers node-sass if it exists anywhere in the dep tree

  1. Hi @robjtede, the problem here is that emoji-toolkit is specifying devDepedencies as dependencies, thus I suggest to file an issue in their issue tracker.

    Changing to logic to prefer sass instead of node-sass, will result in a breaking change with the risk of breaking users which depend on node-sass specific behaviour, also in a CLI project, sass is always available transitively via build-angular package.

    In future versions of the CLI will be deprecating node-sass usage.