Module system strawpersons

Brendan Eich brendan at
Mon Jan 18 16:54:24 PST 2010

On Jan 18, 2010, at 4:48 PM, Kam Kasravi wrote:

> In order to satisfy something like
> (import B).foo()
> the browser would need to import B prior to reaching this statement
> or suspend execution at the '.' so the resources could be fetched.
> I believe we're talking about the former - getting all resources  
> early.

That's right -- no races, execution still seems single-threaded.  
Wherefore the special form, although if this line is in a seldom- 
executed branch you still have the hit of loading B up front.


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