import script --> .esm

Matthew Robb matthewwrobb at
Wed Sep 10 11:31:42 PDT 2014

I'd prefer the heading be Scripts and LegacyScripts. Just so happens that
the module features are only available in Scripts.

- Matthew Robb

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Matthew Robb <matthewwrobb at>

> I don't see how this is not forking:
> There are now two distinctly different models and yes they both work in
> the same VM simultaneously but that's not what authors would care about.
> Personally I want to be able to know at all times that a file I am looking
> at is a script or a module without using tools to assume one or the other.
> The problem with the link above is that A) It associates this new
> local-global-scoping/implicit-strict-mode with modules rather than
> generically and B) Neither mode is specified as of higher importance which
> results in exactly a forked paradigm.
> - Matthew Robb
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
>> Matthew Robb wrote:
>>> But if the goal is for everything going forward to use the scope
>>> environment characteristics of modules (strict-mode and local-global) then
>>> why not specify that and move the old model to a legacy mode.
>> What "old model"? There's one spec. We are not forking specs. Engines are
>> not forking into two VMs.
>> /be
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