As you save files, Parcel rebuilds what changed and sends an update to any running clients containing the new code. The new code then replaces the old version, and is re-evaluated along with all parents. You can hook into this process using the
module.hot API, which can notify your code when a module is about to be disposed, or when a new version comes in. For React, this happens automatically (see React)
There are two methods to know about:
module.hot.dispose. You call
module.hot.accept with a callback function which is executed when that module or any of its dependencies are updated.
module.hot.dispose accepts a callback which is called when that module is about to be replaced.
¶ Safe Write
Some text editors and IDE's have a feature called
safe write that basically prevents data loss, by taking a copy of the file and renaming it when saved.
When using Hot Module Reload (HMR) this feature blocks the automatic detection of file updates, to disable
safe write use the options provided below:
- Sublime Text 3: add
atomic_save: "false"to your user preferences.
- IntelliJ: use search in the preferences to find "safe write" and disable it.
- Vim: add
:set backupcopy=yesto your settings.
- WebStorm: uncheck
Use "safe write"in Preferences > Appearance & Behavior > System Settings.
(This functionality is provided by