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  1. MongoDB Shell
  2. MONGOSH-1332

Use webpack instead of parcel for bundling

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    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Priority: Icon: Major - P3 Major - P3
    • 1.6.2
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      We currently use parcel for bundling the mongosh executable, but there are many reasons to migrate to webpack:

      • We’re using an unmaintained version of parcel
      • Webpack has much wider adoption and broader support
      • In other places, we use webpack almost universally, including other mongosh packages
      • Webpack does, unlike some comments in the codebase indicate, support our monorepo structure
      • Webpack supports plugins like terser, which could help with speeding up startup times
      • Parcel is problematic w.r.t support for ESM and newer Node.js modules, requiring us to monkey-patch its internals

            Assignee:
            anna.henningsen@mongodb.com Anna Henningsen
            Reporter:
            anna.henningsen@mongodb.com Anna Henningsen
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