Native modules

Kevin Curtis kevinc1846 at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 19 11:26:27 PST 2010


It's sometimes desirable to expose native platform functionality to the
Ecmascript engine. This is typically done by adding a binding to the global
object e.g. JSON and ByteVector.

This leads to the issues of namespace collisions and if the new native
object should be universally accessible by all scripts.

Could a ECMAScript module proposal cover 'native modules' - which are built
into the platform (ECMAScript engine and browser) - and can be imported if
required and are not a binding on the global object. Could be useful for
vendor specific innovation.
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