typed array strawman proposal

Vladimir Vukicevic vladimir at mozilla.com
Tue Jan 26 10:43:05 PST 2010


At Brendan's request, I've just added a new strawman proposal for ES 
typed arrays to the wiki.  This proposal comes from the WebGL group, 
which needed a way of efficient access to and manipulation of native 
machine-type arrays; once we came up with a reasonable baseline API, it 
looked like something that would be generally useful as more interop and 
performance demands are placed on ES.  "Typed arrays" is probably not 
the best name; but that's probably an easy bikeshed.

The strawman page is at 
http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:typed_arrays and the 
associated [rough] draft spec is available at 

Thoughts & comments appreciated; not sure if this is something that 
could be considered for the core language, or for a "standard library" 
of sorts -- feels more like something that should go in the latter.

     - Vlad

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