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Re: [Web MIDI API] Examples and a serializer

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:25:03 +0000
To: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ED6CEC1B60E349849DC0D6673E6A6B12@gmail.com>



On Monday, December 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Jussi Kalliokoski wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com (mailto:marcosscaceres@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > In "Getting Access to the MIDI System" and in "A Simple Loopback", it would be better if you just wrapped the code in a self invoking function. That way, you can avoid the whole discussion about avoiding globals:
> >  
> > (function(){
> > …example here...
> > }());
> >  
> > Also, please don't use if statements without curly braces… yes, it's part of JS, but every style guide recommends against doing this. It means code won't lint and can also lead to unforeseen errors.
>  
> Well, there are style guides for pretty much every imaginable way of doing things... :D But I agree, if it goes to another line, wrap it in braces.
As it's non-normative stuff, I'm happy to rework the examples and send you a text file with the code.   
>  
>  
> > Lastly, the "Enumerating Inputs and Outputs" example makes a strong use case for adding either a serializer [1] to the MIDIPort interface. It would be nice if the object serialized into a JSON compatible structure (i.e., add toJSON compatibility). I think all that needs to be added to MIDIPort is:
> >  
> > serializer = { id, manufacturer, name, type, version};
>  
> I'm pretty sure that conflicts with our current idea of how to add worker support, i.e. making MIDI ports copyable / transferable via sendMessage(), since if we added a serializer, sendMessage() would accept MIDIPorts already, converting them to JSON objects, right?
>  

Sorry, I'm not sure I understand how that conflicts. I might just be ignorant here, but my understanding is that toJSON is just a method on the prototype. Can you explain a bit more why that would cause a problem when being passed to sendMessage()?  

   

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Marcos Caceres
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