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abdulaleem
Journeyman III

Why VS Code use a custom AMD loader instead of popular bundler?

I'm reading VS Code  source code and found that VS Code is using a custom AMD loader  (source code)  instead of popular bundler like Webpack? It is said vscode-loader is An universal Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) Loader developed primarily to load VSCode's sources.

Is there some architecture design considerations, like performance or bundle size, behind this? site

update: There is also a similar question without an answer in VS Code issues: Why doesn't VSCode use require.js directly? 

update: I read the source code of vscode-loader. It supports multiple environment(node, web, electron and web worker) and can switch different implementation automatically. Maybe this is why the vscode team wrote vscode-loader.

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blazek
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Re: Why VS Code use a custom AMD loader instead of popular bundler?

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