typed array strawman proposal

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Tue Jan 26 11:43:44 PST 2010

On 2010-01-26, at 13:43, Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:

> Howdy,
> 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 http://people.mozilla.com/~vladimir/jsvec/TypedArray-spec.html
> 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.

So, like Lisp "displaced arrays" (http://www.lispworks.com/documentation/lw50/CLHS/Body/f_mk_ar.htm)?

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