Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Mark S. Miller erights at
Fri Sep 27 09:06:34 PDT 2013

Yeah, those also don't work between machines. So at least we have a clean
conceptual split between use cases. My points apply to the case that wants
to work uniformly with the inter-machine case.

On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Mark S. Miller <erights at>
> wrote:
> > The structured cloning algorithm is the last thing I want to use to
> > communicate between workers. I advise avoiding it like the plague,
> instead
> > serializing to JSON, sending the string, and unserializing on the other
> > side. This also keeps the semantics of inter-worker communication aligned
> > with the semantics of distributed inter-machine messaging.
> "Just use JSON" doesn't work for a large number of use cases — e.g.
> when dealing with ArrayBuffer, File objects, or rendering contexts —
> structured cloning does.
> --

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