Rationale for dropping ModuleImport syntax?

Domenic Denicola domenic at domenicdenicola.com
Wed Jun 11 13:39:03 PDT 2014

From: es-discuss <es-discuss-bounces at mozilla.org> on behalf of Matthew Robb <matthewwrobb at gmail.com>

> Transpile aside, I don't want that performance concern. Most of the time I want a real solid reference and the only way to get it as the spec stands is to import something and then cache it locally. Isn't that kind of crazy?
I don't know what performance concern you're referring to (probably a transpiler-only thing). But yes, I agree that it's crazy that you can't get solid references that you control (instead of aliasing bindings that the model author controls) without such shenanigans. I brought up that point [a long time ago](http://esdiscuss.org/topic/import-and-aliasing-bindings), and was told that we wanted to follow Scheme and ML instead of existing JS module systems. Which goes back to my "frankly confounding" comment from earlier...

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