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Binary vs Text

From: Myles C. Maxfield <mmaxfield@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 22:57:50 -0800
Message-id: <716DB6E9-324E-4ED0-BFBD-D91316BCF9BA@apple.com>
To: public-gpu <public-gpu@w3.org>
Hi!

When we were discussing WebGPU today, the issue of binary vs text was raised. We are confused at the viewpoint that binary languages on the Web are inherently safer and more portable than text ones. All of our browsers accept HTML, CSS, JavaScript, binary image formats, binary font files, GLSL, and WebAssembly, and so we don’t understand how our teams came to opposite conclusions given similar circumstances.

Can you describe the reasons for this viewpoint (as specifically as possible, preferably)? We’d like to better understand the reasoning.

Thanks,
Myles
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