es7-membrane: A new ECMAScript 2016 Membrane implementation

Alex Vincent ajvincent at
Tue Aug 23 04:53:58 UTC 2016

I have a new ECMAScript membrane implementation [1], which I will maintain
and use in a professional capacity, and which I’m looking for lots of help
with in the form of code reviews and API design advice.

I wrote a lengthier post on my weblog [2], with more details of what I hope
to get out of it.  From this group, I'm hoping to get some API design
advice, and suggestions on how to make it even more ECMAScript-friendly and
follow the rules of ES6 modules.

Side note, specifically for this group:  After reading Dr. Rauschmeyer's
chapter on ES6 modules [3], I tried writing the following:
try {
  import ...
catch (e) {
  // do something else

But that resulted in a syntax error for import not being the first line of
the script.  I really wonder why it's illegal to wrap the import statement
in a try block...


Thank you for both your time and your good work on the ES6 specification
and implementations!

Alex Vincent
Hayward, CA

"The first step in confirming there is a bug in someone else's work is
confirming there are no bugs in your own."
-- Alexander J. Vincent, June 30, 2001
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