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Re: [sensors] Call 'onchange' only when data changes and considering frequency hint

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:41:54 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-279685591-1487072512-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
We certainly need to be moving in a direction where we distinguish 
*polling frequency* from *reporting frequency*.

For low-level motion sensors, which are essentially going to be used 
as below (so *without* event handlers), I think we should make 
*polling frequency* settable and be more than a hint (but be clamped 
to HW values, obviously).

let gyro = new Gyro({ pollingFrequency: 120 });
function display() {
    requestAnimationFrame(function() {
        document.getElementById("foo").innerText = `x: ${gyro.x}, y: 
${gyro.y}, z: ${gyro.z}`;

We'd also need sound default values for `reporting frequency` in such 
a case.

If we move towards supporting BYOB for motion sensors, we'll need to 
think of *reporting frequency* in terms of "your buffer is full and 
needs to be swapped."

I like how you're thinking about these two different frequencies once 
in term of *update frequency* and once in term of latency.

I'd probably argue for thinking about it differently (and I have use 
cases to back it up that I still need to write up), but I think we're 
converging here. :)

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