[IDEA]: Upgrade String - or introduce data type - to better handle binary data.

Ash Berlin ash_js at firemirror.com
Wed Jun 30 01:03:55 PDT 2010


On 30 Jun 2010, at 07:11, Tim Smart wrote:

> With recent ECMAScript taking off outside the browser (not to point at any one implementation, but http://nodejs.org/ is an example), the handling of large arbitrary amounts of text and binary data, is becoming more and more common.
> 
> Would it be fair to make sure that future ECMAScript implementation's can handle these type of operations at a specification level, or would it boil down to preference of the VM implementer?
> 
> Just a couple of thoughts, from a user of ECMAScript outside browser-land.

This has come up before: https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2009-November/010132.html 

I don't recall what (if any) the outcome was, but read there first.

-ash
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