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Re: [web-audio-api] (JSWorkers): ScriptProcessorNode processing in workers (#113)

From: Olivier Thereaux <notifications@github.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:29:42 -0700
To: WebAudio/web-audio-api <web-audio-api@noreply.github.com>
Message-ID: <WebAudio/web-audio-api/issues/113/24244309@github.com>
> [Original comment](https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17415#4) by Jussi Kalliokoski on W3C Bugzilla. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:22:55 GMT

While I agree that it's not a good idea to do time-critical heavy lifting like audio on the main thread, sometimes there isn't much choice: emulators and other virtual machines, ports of existing code (more possible but could be very difficult as the original code may have strong shared state with the audio code), and such.

These kind of programs are quite challenging as it is, I don't think a few bad eggs should make the lives of those developers worse than it already is by having to do expensive tricks like sending the audio data to the worker with postMessage and maintaining the callback system themselves.

I always find these discussions about creating bad practices a bit frustrating, people will make bad choices, no matter how well we design things. For me, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't try to avoid making things so that developers want to do bad things, but actively making actual use cases harder to keep some people from making stupid decisions is counter-productive, IMHO.

You give them the rope, some will hang themselves, some will build a bridge.

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