Modules: Curly Free

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at
Tue Apr 16 10:20:08 PDT 2013

On 16 April 2013 18:55, David Herman <dherman at> wrote:
> I'm gonna bite the bullet here and tempt the bikeshedding demons by making an incremental suggestion for a syntax for anonymous import/export that adds to your syntax.
>     export default f(1, 2, 3);        // creates anonymous export by evaluating RHS expression
>     import default as foo from "foo"; // binds the anonymous export from module "foo" to variable foo

OK, you asked for it. How exactly is that superior to

  export let it = f(1, 2, 3)

  import it as foo from "foo"

which is both shorter and does not need any extension to the syntax at all?


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