remove require.paths #1348

isaacs opened this Issue Jul 15, 2011 · 2 comments


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isaacs commented Jul 15, 2011

  1. Replace the require.paths array with a getter that throws a deprecation error.
  2. Still use NODE_PATH environment var to load modules globally, but only read once at startup, so that require.paths are not mutable.

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isaacs closed this in 7f0047c Jul 15, 2011

barn3y commented Jul 24, 2011

Can someone explain the reason for this change? I'm sure there's a good one, but I can't find it.

isaacs commented Jul 25, 2011

The node docs explain some of the problems. The 0.4 docs should probably start saying that it IS gone in 0.5.

@isaacs isaacs added a commit to isaacs/node-v0.x-archive that referenced this issue Jul 25, 2011

@isaacs isaacs Close #1348 Remove require.paths
Module.globalPaths is still set to a read-only copy of the global
include paths pulled off of the NODE_PATH environment variable.

It's important to be able to inspect this, but modifying it no longer
has any effect.
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