Modules: Curly Free

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Tue Apr 16 10:46:43 PDT 2013


On Apr 16, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Andreas Rossberg wrote:

> On 16 April 2013 18:55, David Herman <dherman at mozilla.com> 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?

or

export let foo = f(1, 2, 3);

import foo from "foo";

Allen



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