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

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 30 01:29:44 PDT 2010


We're working with the WebGL folks to standardize something that can meet their needs. See

http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:typed_arrays

and stay tuned here -- more coming soon on this subject.

/be

On Jun 30, 2010, at 1:03 AM, Ash Berlin wrote:

> 
> 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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