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Re: Adoption of the Typed Array Specification

From: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 18:08:24 -0700
Message-ID: <4BEDF408.6000402@mozilla.com>
To: "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>
CC: public-script-coord@w3.org, es-discuss@mozilla.org
On 5/13/10 8:19 AM, Mark S. Miller wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:57 AM, Arun Ranganathan<arun@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
>> data:
>>
>>
>> https://cvs.khronos.org/svn/repos/registry/trunk/public/webgl/doc/spec/TypedArray-spec.html
>>
>> 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:
>>
>> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/
>>
>> 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 JavaScript.  Should it live
>> elsewhere, and if so, where?
>>
>>      
> http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:typed_arrays
>
> 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!
>    

Mark: the WebGL F2F coincides with this, and occurs on May 25 and May 26 
at the Mozilla campus in Mountain View.  If the TC39 meeting also takes 
place in the Bay Area, I'm amenable to hosting a joint meeting in the 
afternoon of May 25.  I have proposed this to J. Neumann.

-- A*
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