Re: Remove numeric constants from WebRTC

On Dec 31, 2011, at 3:19 , Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Cullen Jennings <> wrote:
>> I'll note that using strings instead of integers is somewhat crappy when an API call needs to be mapped to ENUMs in other programming languages such as C.
> We've moved away from caring about languages other than Javascript
> when designing web APIs; years of struggling with the turgid horror of
> the original DOM (designed for easy compat with Java) taught us that
> lesson.  ^_^  This is a large part of the reason why we created WebIDL
> rather than just continuing to use IDL.
> That said, if an API like this does need to be expressed in another
> language where enums are more natural than strings, there's nothing
> wrong with defining an enum in their binding.  It should just stay out
> of the web-facing API binding, which is meant to favor JS.
> ~TJ

Thanks - makes sense

Received on Sunday, 1 January 2012 00:08:42 UTC