Binary Data - possible topic for joint session
ash_js at firemirror.com
Sat Nov 7 05:39:35 PST 2009
On 6 Nov 2009, at 19:24, Brendan Eich wrote:
> On Nov 6, 2009, at 10:44 AM, Dean Landolt wrote:
>> Just in case some of you weren't aware, the CommonJS group has done
>> quite a bit of work and (bikeshedding) on this topic. Here's a link
>> to the wiki:
>> If nothing else there's quite a bit of prior art collected which
>> should inform the conversation. I know the Binary/B proposal has
>> the implementation momentum, but I don't know exactly what the
>> status is. I haven't been closely following the evolution of these
>> binary specs too closely but since it seems that nearly everyone
>> else from the group is off to jsconf.eu I figured I ought to toss
>> this out there.
> Thanks, I had forgotten about commonjs.org, having once paid better
> Kris did a good job with Binary/B (although I do not see the point
> of the .get method additions) -- I didn't look at the other
> proposals yet.
Binary/B feels largely right, but it has a few too many methods from
Array simply because Array had them for my taste, specifically things
like sort, reduce, shift, unshift etc.
Conceptually: why would you want to sort an array of bytes? There are
certainly classes of operations that I think should just be done via
b.toArray().X rather than directly on the blob.
As a community (CommonJS) we'd be more than happy to go forward with a
binary spec that came from (or at least has the blessing of) the ES
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