Feed back and proposal for modules: allow importing ES5 files

Sam Tobin-Hochstadt samth at ccs.neu.edu
Tue Sep 25 19:41:56 PDT 2012


On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at talk21.com> wrote:
>> I've looked at the Loader but it seems to be async?
>
> So far, yes, but previous discussions here led to the conclusion
> that making the Loader functionality available for module syntax
> imports would be useful and unproblematic. See, for instance,
> the final paragraph of
>
> https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2012-July/024184.html
>
> Perhaps that hasn't been worked into the spec yet. I hope it
> doesn't get lost.

There seems to be some misunderstanding about what that message says.
As I said, we may add more configurability to the system loader that's
present by default. However, the async portions of the Loader API is
not something that will change -- we can't add synchronous IO to JS.
-- 
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu


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