Meteor 1.5.1 has problem with 'import'

Hi, I want to integrate the newer version of a node module I’ve been using. The old version worked just fine, but the new version has some more features I need.

This new version uses a lot of ES6 syntax. My understanding is that Meteor has supported ES6 for a while.

But I installed the module and got this error:

W20170728-20:29:25.229(-4)? (STDERR) C:\Users\steve\wb\papyri\papyri-mrt\node_modules\goodreads\lib\goodreads\goodreads.js:5
W20170728-20:29:25.231(-4)? (STDERR) import http from 'http';
W20170728-20:29:25.232(-4)? (STDERR) ^^^^^^
W20170728-20:29:25.232(-4)? (STDERR) 
W20170728-20:29:25.234(-4)? (STDERR) SyntaxError: Unexpected reserved word
W20170728-20:29:25.236(-4)? (STDERR)     at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:53:16)
W20170728-20:29:25.237(-4)? (STDERR)     at Module._compile (module.js:373:25)
W20170728-20:29:25.238(-4)? (STDERR)     at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
W20170728-20:29:25.239(-4)? (STDERR)     at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
W20170728-20:29:25.239(-4)? (STDERR)     at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
W20170728-20:29:25.240(-4)? (STDERR)     at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
W20170728-20:29:25.241(-4)? (STDERR)     at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
W20170728-20:29:25.242(-4)? (STDERR)     at Object.<anonymous> (C:\Users\steve\wb\papyri\papyri-mrt\node_modules\goodreads\inde
W20170728-20:29:25.243(-4)? (STDERR)     at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
W20170728-20:29:25.244(-4)? (STDERR)     at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)

Just to be sure, I updated the ecmascript package to 0.8.2 and Meteor itself to 1.5.1. But I still get the error.

Any ideas on what might be going on?

So I used the search function! And it looks like this is an issue that’s been raised here a few times.

But if anyone happens to have any updates, feel free to post.

Did you install the Meteor HTTP package? meteor add http? Perhaps you should try using the Meteor version by replacing the import http from 'http' in line 5 at goodread.js in the module with import { HTTP } from 'meteor/http'