Modules: Curly Free
dherman at mozilla.com
Mon Apr 22 12:46:29 PDT 2013
On Apr 22, 2013, at 5:18 AM, Andreas Rossberg <rossberg at google.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry, but I'm afraid this is one of these moments where I have no
> idea what the heck you guys are talking about. ;)
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." -- Mr. Spock
> How is a single name
> possibly more difficult to learn or remember than any additional piece
> of syntax, however simple that may be?
We can't create a single, universal name. We can't enforce a naming convention by waggling our eyebrows. We can, by contrast, enforce a universal syntax by specifying it in ES6.
> I am aware that there are a lot of requests from some communities. If
> they think this is an important feature to have -- in the context of
> ES6 modules! -- then we should invite them here to make their case.
I believe I have been stating their case (along with others like Quildreen). Your response has not been that my arguments are *invalid*, but that they are not important enough to warrant an in-language solution. That's not a categorical difference but a difference of degree. We don't vote on es-discuss and I don't think it should take a bunch of "+1" replies for you to believe me that JS users really care about this.
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