detecting JS language mode for tools
brendan at mozilla.com
Mon Jan 27 19:22:02 PST 2014
Kevin Smith wrote:
> Because it is js everywhere. Pick any file in an
> AMD/require.js system and you can parse it.
> ES6 cannot support require as a function that synchronously loads
> from the filesystem, and I think you know this.
> Without a new extension, you cannot "import" from an old-style module
> in the browser or the server. One must know a priori how to parse the
> file before one parses the file. Old-style modules cannot (in
> general) be parsed as ES6 modules, and ES6 modules (in general) cannot
> be parsed as old-style modules.
My argument was that Node.js has both non-module and module files with a
common suffix, .js.
You are mixing compatibility with "consistency" arguments.
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