import script --> .esm

John Barton johnjbarton at
Thu Sep 11 07:34:58 PDT 2014

I work on Traceur's loader and participate in the loader discussions on
es-discuss. I find the lack of engagement by the developers of the loader
disheartening. The long, painful, sometimes contentious discussions about
classes yielded an outstanding design that works well. Is the loader on
track for similar success? We have no idea.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Yehuda Katz <wycats at> wrote:

> There's a difference between "ZOMG WORKING IN SECRET" and talking to
> people and working on something privately that is still being fleshed out.
> Not every document on my laptop (or yours) is sufficiently ready for
> public consumption for me to put it on Github, even though I put many
> documents, in various levels of completion, on Github. Using a term like
> "secret" to refer to in-progress work is unnecessary inflammatory.
> Yehuda Katz
> (ph) 718.877.1325
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:20 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at>
>> wrote:
>> > RFC4329 rightly favors application/ -- but this is all beyond the scope
>> of
>> > ECMA-262. Do Not Want TC39 deciding suffixes. Let developers develop
>> > conventions. (Just so long as they do not sound like skin diseases.)
>> Well the default browser loader which is still secret(?) purportedly
>> standardizes on a "js" suffix. That is probably why this came up.
>> (I think text/javascript is just fine btw. text/* works great for HTML
>> and CSS too. In any event, for the purposes of the browser JavaScript
>> does not really have a MIME type. We parse anything we get...)
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