Today ember-auto-import can only import things from NPM packages that are not ember addons. The reason is that ember-addons have their own idiosyncratic way of getting modules into the build, and trying to auto-import them would be redundant with that. In contrast, embroider does do the thing you want here, which is why it’s designed around the v2 addon format that is designed to be analyzable.
Under embroider, the thing you show would basically work in terms of loading components the first time they’re needed. There’s no need for your own
CACHE, because ES modules guarantee only-once evaluation – calling
import()a second time doesn’t load or run the code twice. After loading a component, to make it invocable in a template you’d still need to call
define (see Load Ember-addons on demand from main application), at least until Ember lets us directly invoke component classes (which I expect is coming soon).
But I don’t think you should always use dynamic
import() for every SVG. That adds asynchrony and potentially more network requests when it isn’t truly wanted. If you just compile all SVGs to template-only components, there’s really no step two. People could invoke the components directly, and Embroider would include only the ones that are used, and they will split correctly into multiple bundles if people are splitting up their apps, etc.
A lot of the work svg-jar needs to do today is only needed because of the lack of such a general-purpose, pull-based build system. Once we have that, svg-jar can be much simpler. I think ideally it would only need to be a preprocessor that rewrites SVG files to HBS files, adding
...attributes like in your linked issue.