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Underscore/lodash is a great bundle of functions that do simple things well. And it's a tiny enough library that there is really no need to split it into 270 modules.

I support packages of utility functions. Distributing them individually is a waste of resources when you have tree shaking.

I trust a dependency on lodash. I don't trust a dependency on a single 17 line function.




While I agree with you, tree shaking is relatively new in the JavaScript world thanks to Webpack 2 and Rollup.js before that, if you had a dependency you brought it's whole lib into your project whether you used one method or all of them. So just including Lodash wasn't an option for people who cared about loading times for their users. A 17 line module was.


Closure Compiler's advanced mode (tree shaking) has been around since 2010.


Lodash has been modular since 2013.




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