Webpack generates arrow function in ES5

The decision is simply adding target: ['web', 'es5'] to your webpack configuration.

You could also set target: 'es5', but in this case, there are some problems. At least in my case without specifying 'web' TerserWebpackPlugin refused to compress files in the production mode.

That's the problem I faced last week after upgrading the webpack to version 5.

By default, it's bundling it as ES6. In your webpack configuration, configuring output.environment should resolve the problem.

Edit: webpack only change it's internal usages with these configurations.


It does not compile the modules. For the module compilation, babel should be used.