Are ES6 modules in browsers going to get loaded level-by-level?

Frankie Bagnardi f.bagnardi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 14:30:11 UTC 2015


In 10 years, we probably won't be using tools for the modules added in
ES2015, but we might be using them for the changes made in ES2020.

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 7:24 AM, Eric B <neurosnap at gmail.com> wrote:

> So just to clarify, when browsers support es6 modules we will still need
> some extra library to bundle the modules?  This would mean es6 modules are
> only a syntactical addition and not something functional?
>
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 10:18 AM Frankie Bagnardi <f.bagnardi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Matthew, there are already tools for es6 modules + bundling (e.g. babel +
>> webpack), or converting es6 modules to AMD (e.g. babel
>> <https://babeljs.io/docs/usage/modules/>).
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM, Matthew Phillips <matthew at bitovi.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Can you clarify what you mean about bundling? Unless I've missed
>>> something, the ES6 module system does not have a story for bundling at all.
>>> Of course formats can be invented in userland but I'm not sure that they
>>> are any easier to implement than say AMD's.  I might have missed something
>>> though, looking forward to your reply.
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