ECMAScript 2020 introduces many functions ranging from a new
import() facility for loading modules to a new
BigInt type for performing with arbitrary precision integers.
Particular functions released by ECMAScript 2020 incorporate:
- A “function-like”
import()module loading syntax to asynchronously import modules with a dynamic specifier. The proposal adds an
import(specifier)syntactic kind, acting in quite a few approaches like a operate. It returns a assure for the module namespace item of the requested module, produced right after fetching, instantiating, and evaluating a module’s dependencies, along with the module itself. The
specifierwill be interpreted the exact same way as in an
specifieris a string, it is not always a string literal thus, code like
import(`./language-packs/$navigator.language.js`)will perform. This was not probable with the normal
importdeclarations. With the program,
import()is proposed to perform in equally modules and scripts, giving script code an effortless asynchronous entry position into the module globe and allowing it to get started operating module code.
BigInt,a new selection primitive for performing with arbitrary precision integers.
BigIntis produced by appending
nto the finish of the integer or by contacting the constructor.
matchAlltechnique for strings, to deliver an iterator for all matched objects produced by a world wide frequent expression. The rationale behind this proposal is that if a developer has a string and both a sticky or a world wide frequent expression with many capturing teams, the developer could possibly want to iterate by means of all the matches, for which there are currently several solutions but with restrictions.
String#matchAlladdresses troubles by furnishing accessibility to all capturing teams and not visibly mutating the frequent expression item in concern.
Guarantee.allSettled, a new Guarantee combinator that does not limited-circuit. This returns a assure that is fulfilled with an array of assure point out snapshots, but only right after the authentic guarantees have settled, i.e. have been both fulfilled or rejected.
globalThis, furnishing a universal way to accessibility the world wide
- A dedicated
export * as ns from ‘module’syntax to use within modules.
- Elevated standardization of
- Nullish coalescing, a price variety operator for much better managing of situations involving property accesses. It is a syntax attribute to increase performing with “nullish” values (
- Optional chaining, a property accessibility and operate invocation operator that will limited-circuit if the price to accessibility/invoke is nullish.
The last update to ECMAScript, ECMAScript 2019, featured capabilities this kind of as
prototype.flatMap for nested arrays.
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