Do you want to request a feature or report a bug?
I would like to request a feature.
If this is a feature request, what is motivation or use case for changing the behavior?
There might be some use cases where, even if you’re using
CommonChunksPlugin to move the runtime/bootstrap code in a common chunk, you might have some entries where you want the runtime to be embedded into (for usability purposes like one file-drop-in-page scripts).
Let me try to explain that with a practical example
I have 3 entries:
application: 'src/app.js' seedFile: 'src/seed.js' vendor: ['jquery', 'axios', 'otherLibs']
And then I’m using the
CommonChunksPlugin for the vendor entry
new webpack.optimize.CommonsChunkPlugin name: 'vendor' minChunks: Infinity
The plugin will remove all the references to selected libraries and bundle them just once in the common chunk.
The webpack runtime/bootstrap code gets bundled into
vendor.js file as well, which means I have to include two files in my application in order to make it work:
<script src="vendor.js"></script> <script src="application.js"></script>
And that is totally ok.
Now what I would like to have is that the
seed entry would be “self-contained”, which means I can use it without having to serve the
vendor.js file in order to get the runtime/bootstrap code instantiated.
seed entry does NOT contain any dependency to any
vendor library. The only reason to include that file is simply to have the web pack bootstrap/runtime code.
I have been looking (and asking) on both gitter and stack overflow, but it seems like this feature is not present in webpack.
I know that it’s possible to extract the runtime/manifest chunk using the
CommonChunksPlugin with a non existing chunk as name – the problem is that the it’s not possible to use the extracted chunk in entries.
Thanks a lot, and keep going with the great work