[Public WebGL] Please make the ArrayBufferView constructor visible

Victor Costan [email protected]
Tue Dec 11 08:58:59 PST 2012


So it seems that the Firefox developers don't want to expose ArrayBufferView?
https://www.khronos.org/webgl/public-mailing-list/archives/1206/msg00254.html

On the Firefox and Chrome bug trackers, developers cite the spec as
the main reason why they didn't expose ArrayBufferView.
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=60449
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=796327


If this seems like a reasonable idea to everyone else, I would like to
ask the Chrome and Firefox developers to revisit it. I think that
while ArrayBufferView might not be very useful in a WebGL context,
it's necessary for APIs that deal with binary data which might be
wrapped in Files, Blobs, ArrayBuffers, and ArrayBufferViews.

Thank you very much for your consideration,
    Victor


On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Boris Zbarsky <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> On 12/10/12 3:27 PM, Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
>>
>> I don't think there is one, other than just adding more stuff to the
>> global namespace.  I don't think that's that big of a problem.  I
>> suspect the reason why NoInterfaceObject got added is that there wasn't
>> much of a reason to have it exposed... likely people didn't think of
>> instanceof checks :)
>
>
> As far as I can tell, it just got added because that was what
> implementations did.  And instanceof checks were definitely discussed at the
> time...  See thread at
> https://www.khronos.org/webgl/public-mailing-list/archives/1206/msg00247.html
>
> -Boris
>
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