Module system strawpersons

Brendan Eich brendan at
Mon Jan 18 18:05:24 PST 2010

On Jan 18, 2010, at 5:52 PM, ihab.awad at wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at> wrote:
>> It's also horrific in the context of a browser as it's effectively  
>> an arbitrary
>> length call blocked on IO.
> That's a good description of what I was proposing. Yes it would block
> the event loop. Perhaps it could be useful if (say) the module were
> available in a local disk cache but not loaded into memory: the cost
> of I/O to a disk cache may be reasonable, but not the cost of a
> completely new fetch from the network.

Even disk can be painfully slow-ish, and what if there's a cache miss?


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