Will it be possible to retrieve a loaded module's exports synchronously?

Bradley Meck bradley.meck at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 23:28:05 UTC 2016

In Node we can get the import path synchronously just from the parsed
module, as proposed API in
suggests. Can you clarify what you mean with

> The "key" appears to only be resolvable asynchronously

Which key? the path resolved from the source text?

On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Caridy Patiño <caridy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I’m not sure what are you trying to do, but from within the module itself,
> you will have access to some metadata about the module, we have been
> chatting about `import()` and `import.<key>` as the imperative forms to
> import relative modules, accessing module’s metadata, and potentially a
> reference to the loader instance bound to the module (thru module status),
> but all that in up in the air.
> From outside, things are more complicated, you have access to the registry
> of every loader instance, you can walk each registry, and do what you
> please, but there is no guarantee that the module status that you’re
> looking for is accessible (they can be removed from the registry and still
> function).
> You should probably post this question on whatwg/loader repo.
> /caridy
> > On Feb 24, 2016, at 5:58 PM, John Lenz <concavelenz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Background:
> >
> > I'm trying to plan a migration to ES6 modules.  For interop with the
> existing systems in the short-medium term, I would like to be able to
> retrieve a loaded modules exports synchronously (basically a "get or fail").
> >
> > It looks like retrieving the exports synchronously is possible using the
> Registry object, however the registry requires that you have an appropriate
> "key".  The "key" appears to only be resolvable asynchronously which means
> the whole operation must async.
> >
> > Am I missing something?
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