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Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
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Latest version: v4.0.0

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Import a module lazily


$ npm install import-lazy


// Pass in `require` or a custom import function
const importLazy = require('import-lazy')(require);
const _ = importLazy('lodash');

// Instead of referring to its exported properties directly…

// …it's cached on consecutive calls

// Works out of the box for functions and regular properties
const stuff = importLazy('./math-lib');
console.log(stuff.sum(1, 2)); // => 3
console.log(stuff.PHI); // => 1.618033


Destructuring will cause it to fetch eagerly

While you may be tempted to do leverage destructuring, like this:

const {isNumber, isString} = importLazy('lodash');

Note that this will cause immediate property access, negating the lazy loading, and is equivalent to:

import {isNumber, isString} from 'lodash';

Usage with bundlers

If you're using a bundler, like Webpack, you'll have to import your modules like this in order to have them properly bundled:

const importLazy = require('import-lazy');

const _ = importLazy(() => require('lodash'))();
  • resolve-from - Resolve the path of a module from a given path
  • import-from - Import a module from a given path
  • resolve-pkg - Resolve the path of a package regardless of it having an entry point
  • lazy-value - Create a lazily evaluated value
  • define-lazy-prop - Define a lazily evaluated property on an object

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