Modules: do re-exports also import?

David Herman dherman at
Mon Aug 12 17:49:13 PDT 2013

On Aug 4, 2013, at 8:01 AM, Axel Rauschmayer <axel at> wrote:

> My guess: if you re-export something from a module, then you still have to import it if you want to use it in that module. Is that correct?


> Examples of re-exporting:
>     export * from "crypto";                    // re-exporting another module's exports
>     export { foo, bar } from "crypto";         // re-exporting specified exports from another module
> That seems redundant. Maybe one could mark things that should be re-exported when importing them? On the other hand, this may be rare enough that it doesn’t warrant the extra syntax.

Not worth it. We can consider more conveniences post-ES6 but I doubt even then this particular one would be worth it.


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