Tests are failing after upgrade to 0.8.1

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Can you reproduce the problem with latest npm?

I have Yarn installed, so CRA used latest yarn@0.18.0 to setup.


My test command fails with the following error

 FAIL  src/App.test.js
  ● Test suite failed to run

    TypeError: /home/bserdiuk/coding/test/src/App.test.js: Cannot read property 'length' of null
      at Buffer._append (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/buffer.js:83:25)
      at Buffer.append (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/buffer.js:55:10)
      at Generator._append (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/printer.js:206:52)
      at Generator.word (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/printer.js:131:10)
      at Generator.Identifier (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/generators/types.js:38:8)
      at node_modules/babel-generator/lib/printer.js:298:23
      at Buffer.withSource (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/buffer.js:142:28)
      at Generator.withSource (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/printer.js:189:15)
      at Generator.print (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/printer.js:297:10)
      at Generator.VariableDeclarator (node_modules/babel-generator/lib/generators/statements.js:309:8)

It worked fine with version 0.7.0, today I tried to upgrade to latest 0.8.1 and got the error above.
I have generated new test application with latest create-react-app and react-scripts and could find a minimal example to reproduce.

Add the following test in your test files, then run npm test.

it('async test', async () => {
    const {result} = doSometing();

Basically, destructuring assignment doesn’t work in async function with Jest.
Babel Repl transpiles this code fine. Also it works fine if I will put this code into source. Problem appears only in testing code.

Expected behavior

I expect that it works as it was before in 0.7.0

Actual behavior

Tests are not run, error appears before any test starts.


Run these commands in the project folder and fill in their results:

  1. npm ls react-scripts (if you haven’t ejected):

npm ls react-scripts
test@0.1.0 /home/bserdiuk/coding/test
└── react-scripts@0.8.1 
  1. node -v:

  1. npm -v:


Then, specify:

  1. Operating system: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
  2. Browser and version: not applicable

2 thoughts on “Tests are failing after upgrade to 0.8.1

  1. I can confirm that commenting out regenerator fixes

    it('async test', async () => {
        const {result} = await doSometing(); // Note: MUST have await to reproduce

    for me.

    Before commenting it I was seeing

      /Users/gaearon/p/create-react-app/packages/react-scripts/template/src/App.test.js: Expected type "Expression" with option {}

    but not anymore.

    One thing to keep in mind is there’s some Jest caching going on so you need to change something in test file every time you try after changing preset.

  2. I can confirm

    var addIndex = function addIndex({ index, ...routes } = {}, base) {

    is not working.

        var addIndex = function addIndex({ index, ...routes } = {}, base) {
        SyntaxError: Unexpected token ...
          at transformAndBuildScript (../node_modules/jest-runtime/build/transform.js:316:10)
          at process._tickCallback (../../../internal/process/next_tick.js:103:7)

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