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Useless exports, and broken IIFE

See original GitHub issue
  • Echo Version: 1.12.0
  • Laravel Version: 9.18.0
  • PHP Version: 8.1.7
  • NPM Version: 8.11.0
  • Node Version: 16.15.1


In v1.11.5 the IIFE distribution file was broken by In my opinion, the new exports are completely useless given classes are already exported in their own right:

They can be used without modification to the library, by simply:

import { PresenceChannel } from 'laravel-echo/src/channel'

The changes break the IIFE distribution by exporting multiple objects. The change results in new usage:

var myEcho = new Echo.default({});

This was highlighted in already, but closed as unsupported. If that’s the case, then I would suggest that the IIFE distribution is removed. However, that seems unnecessary given the changes in are unnecessary and if they were to be reverted then the IIFE distribution would work again…

Steps To Reproduce:

Use the dist/echo.iife.js file:

<script src="echo.iife.js"></script>
<script>var myEcho = new Echo({});</script>
Uncaught TypeError: Echo is not a constructor

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created a year ago
  • Comments:6 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

bytestreamcommented, Jun 29, 2022

Thanks for looking into this @jessarcher ☺️

importing the classes from laravel-echo/src/* seems a bit clunky. I’d prefer the packaged version to exclude the src directory,, to save space and bandwidth

I disagree with this. I, for example, use the src classes to extend the library Bandwidth would only really be saved in pulls from npm. Users shouldn’t be shipping node_modules, but using something like webpack

You’ve mentioned removing the IIFE build, but as far as I can tell, IIFE still works - it’s just the usage that has unfortunately changed.



Thanks @timacdonald !

timacdonaldcommented, Jun 29, 2022

No troubles at all ❤️

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