Single import from modules without default export

Marius Gundersen gundersen at
Wed Aug 6 05:17:58 PDT 2014

On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM, Kevin Smith <zenparsing at> wrote:

>> Completely agree, the default should be removed. This is simply a
>> proposal of how we can still have a simple import statement (`import $ from
>> "jQuery";`) without needing `default`.
> You know, I hate even suggesting any syntax changes at this point, but if
> we ditched the whole "default" thing, we could probably also get rid of the
> curlies:
>     import readFile, writeFile from "node:fs";
> And then "* as" would fit in naturally:
>     import * as FS, readFile from "node:fs";

I'm assuming this import the moduleObject?

> I think this might result in on overall better user experience.  I'll
> experiment with this from a parsing standpoint.
> What would you think about that?
You still miss the ability to import a single-export module and naming it
whatever you want to. How would recreate the following node code in ES6?

var $ = require("jQuery");

import {jQuery as $} from "jQuery";
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