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Re: Behavior of source nodes on connect/disconnect

From: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:34:37 +0300
Message-ID: <CAJhzemXVbyaRRVwzEH_nNJBWQMA4UB0jtvG5V8qcz92Dt4qttA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
Cc: Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com>, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>, Raymond Toy <rtoy@google.com>, "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:31 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Jussi Kalliokoski <
> jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't really care about using disconnect as pause, it's not meant for
>> that and it's not a good solution for that. What I care about is what the
>> use case / justification for having this weirdness is? A nice-to-have (not
>> sure this is even a nice-to-have) doesn't really warrant introducing hard
>> to debug memory leaks. I believe a lot of developers will expect that if
>> they disconnect a ScriptProcessorNode and lose references to it, it gets
>> GCed and doesn't burn cycles and / or eat away the performance of the graph
>> anymore. This is similar to disconnecting a DOM node from the graph. If it
>> has no references, it gets garbage collected and no more events are fired.
> That's not true for DOM nodes in general. For example, a completely
> disconnected HTML media element that's playing some media resource
> continues to fire events.

Valid counterpoint otherwise, but when it is playing it is actually
connected somewhere observable, although not DOM.


> Rob
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