Creating a react library, why bundle to ESM?

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  • Microbundle

    📦 Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules.

    I would recommend starting by using , as it has pretty good default behavior for generating library output.

  • react-bootstrap

    Bootstrap components built with React

    Huh. Looking at the build script for react-bootstrap on the bs4-dev branch, they are using Webpack... but it looks like it's just to build the UMD bundles like . The CJS/ESM output is generated by just running Babel directly on the source files and outputting them individually.

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    React component for building accessible menu, dropdown, submenu, context menu and more.

    You could have a look what I'm shipping for my library

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