Adoption of the Typed Array Specification
arun at mozilla.com
Thu May 13 05:57:28 PDT 2010
Greetings, TC-39 WG and script mavens!
Browser vendors participating in the WebGL WG intend to implement the
"Typed Arrays" specification, allowing for greater manipulation of
The draft specification (a work in progress) resides at Khronos, which
is typically an unusual home for something integral to the rest of the
web platform. Khronos is where we work on WebGL, which enjoys Google,
Opera, Mozilla, and Apple participation, amongst other organizations.
The general usefulness of constructs such as ArrayBuffers (covered in
the "Typed Arrays" draft specification) lends itself to other web
platform specifications, such as the File API, parts of which are
implemented in Firefox 3.6.3:
In the above draft (also a work in progress), the Blob interface exposes
an ArrayBuffer property, which can then be used with different views.
While implementations are currently proceeding unimpeded by
standards-track considerations, it would be useful if Typed Arrays were
taken on as a work item by TC-39, for more general inclusion in
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