Fwd: "delay" keyword

David Bruant bruant.d at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 08:41:51 PDT 2012

Le 05/07/2012 17:19, Patrik Stutz a écrit :
> BUT: interestingly, the import keyword also seems to be synchronous. 
> So, I think behind the scenes there still would have to be something 
> like a "delay" function to make it non-blocking. Or am I missing 
> something?
The 'import' keyword is synchronous, but in a different than node.js 

     var a = require('a.js');
     var b = require('b.js');
     var c = require('c.js');

Here, a.js is fetched, parsed and executed, then b.js is fetched, parsed 
and executed, then c.js is fetched, parsed and executed. In that order 

     import a from 'a.js'
     import b from 'b.js'
     import c from 'c.js'

Here, a.js, b.js and c.js are fetched and parsed in parallel, but 
executed in the order they are declared. If other imports are found in 
parsing phase, these can be fetched and parsed in the background.
The most important part being parallel and in depth fetch since network 
is the performance bottleneck in web applications.

If you want delayed module loading (with a custom delay), you can always 
fetch the scripts yourself and eval them.

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