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Adds ES6 module transpiling for legacy coffee-script Brunch using Square's es6-module-transpiler.

The ES6 Module Transpiler is an experimental compiler that allows you to write your JavaScript using a subset of the current ES6 module syntax, and compile it into AMD or CommonJS modules.

Note: This plugin is the companion to es6-module-transpiler-js-brunch but for coffee-script and is a replacement for coffee-script-brunch

**Warning: In my limited testing the ES6 module transpiler currently doesn't emit anything useful for typical CommonJS interoperability, so its effectively only useful for AMD.


I am currently using this plugin to provide ember-cli equivalent ES6 module transpiling for coffee-script but using brunch instead of ember-cli/broccoli because performance regressions (as at 14 Sep 2014) render it unusable. This shares the same configuration options as es6-module-transpiler-js.

This plugin is intended more as a stop-gap measure to allow use of newer ES6 features in Javascript within a mixed code-base that also contains legacy coffee-script code.


Install the plugin via npm with npm install --save es6-module-transpiler-coffee-brunch.

Or, do manual install:

  • Add "es6-module-transpiler-coffee-brunch": "x.y.z" to package.json of your brunch app.
  • If you want to use git version of plugin, add "es6-module-transpiler-coffee-brunch": "git+ssh://".

Your coffee-script source must use backticks to escape ES6 module syntax, since coffee-script is unable to follow the direction of where Javascript is heading.

`import Animal from 'animal';`
class Snake extends Animal
  move: ->
    alert "Slithering..."
    super 5
`export default Snake;`

How the plugin works

The plugin will take all files ending in *.coffee under the app directory and passes them first through coffee-script and then es6-module-transpiler into a module based on your configured wrapper, (AMD by default).


The plugin has the following transpiler configuration options you can add to your project's

  • match is a regex used to decide what files to transpile,
  • wrapper specifies the module wrapper, eg 'amd' (default) or 'cjs'.
  • moduleName a function that can be used to map module names as required.
  • options options to pass through verbatim to es6-module-transpiler.

It is important to disable the brunch module wrapper when using AMD as it interferes with the module wrapping performed by this plugin.

You must not use the coffee-script-brunch plugin as this plugin replaces its functionality. Simply remove it from package.json and run npm prune.

exports.config =
    wrapper: false
      wrapper: 'amd'
      moduleName: (path)-> 'namespace/' + path
          underscore: '_'
        global: 'RSVP'

If you are using coffeelint-brunch you will need to ignore backticks warnings:

          level: "ignore"



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