import script --> .esm

Guy Bedford guybedford at
Wed Sep 10 10:56:08 PDT 2014

On 10 September 2014 19:23, Kevin Smith <zenparsing at> wrote:

>> In NodeJS, this can be through `package.json` properties which inform
>> what module format the package is.
> Right - although having a runtime system looking at json config files is a
> terrible idea.  : )  In es6now, I'm experimenting with the following rule:

Why would it be a terrible idea to read the package.json as part of a
server-based import mechanism?

> - If some folder that might be a "package" contains a "default.js" file,
> then load it as an ES6 module/package.
> - Otherwise, use the old-school algorithm (package.json or index.js).

Interesting idea, but there may be backwards-compatibility issues.

> In any case, it makes sense (when possible) to make the module vs. script
> decision at package boundaries.

It certainly helps.
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