Adoption of the Typed Array Specification
kbr at google.com
Thu May 13 11:28:15 PDT 2010
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Mark S. Miller <erights at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:57 AM, Arun Ranganathan <arun at mozilla.com> wrote:
>> 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 binary
>> 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
>> Should it live elsewhere, and if so, where?
Can this page be updated to point to the current draft of the TypedArray spec?
> I agree it should be taken on by TC39. On the strawman page, you are listed
> as the champion of this proposal. It is on the agenda (see 6.4 or 6.5) for
> the upcoming May 24/25 meeting. Hope to see you there!
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