Rationale for dropping ModuleImport syntax?

Chris Toshok toshok at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 09:18:20 PDT 2014

Pirouette also has many exports per module for its bindings:


I use both import-{}-from (with many imported bindings) and module-from forms, tending toward the former in framework code and the latter in application code.

The fact that the both forms can be accommodated from a single export form is the key for me.


> On Jun 9, 2014, at 8:36 AM, Caridy Patino <caridy at gmail.com> wrote:
> My perspective here is that there are not too many modules (in nodejs) that rely on more than a handful of exports from a particular module, we are actively working on validating this using esprima in a large set of npm modules. If this is true, we should be just fine with specific imports, and for the edge cases, an imperative form should be sufficient.
> For now, I will ask you all to try to find a modules that are using too many exported methods from one of its imported modules, you will be suprise how hard it is too find those. 
> /caridy  
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Axel Rauschmayer <axel at rauschma.de> wrote:
>>> As an aside, it is yet to be seen whether the "default" export thing is the best way, or the bad part itself.  We don't have the real world experience yet to answer that.
>> I’d even argue that they led to the predicament that we are currently in.
>> If the default export didn’t look like “the module”, things would, in my opinion, be easier to understand:
>> ```js
>> import _ from "Underscore";
>> import { flatten, union } from "Underscore";
>> import default someFunction from "single_function_module";
>> ```
>> -- 
>> Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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