Re: FFT & IFFT with the Web Audio API

On 19 Jun 2013, at 17:28, Ehsan Akhgari <> wrote:

> I don't think that the limitation to 32-bit floating point was a good design decision in Web Audio, because it basically ignores all of the devices without FPUs or other mobile devices on which floating point computations are slow.  It could be that some browser engines don't care about such devices, but Gecko does.

We cannot really change that Javascript only supports floating-point right now.

While I agree that maybe you should make a DSP API extendable to fixed-point types in the future, the current state of Javascript kind of prevents us from using non-floats for just about anything.

Received on Thursday, 20 June 2013 22:57:22 UTC