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[whatwg] Endianness of typed arrays

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:59:56 -0700
Message-ID: <4F72C4FC.7030005@jumis.com>
On 3/28/2012 12:49 AM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Charles Pritchard<chuck at jumis.com>  wrote:
>
>> It does seem like a bigger "warning" in the spec may benefit developers.
>> A warning and an example of how to check for big-endian results.
>>
> Asking developers to write extra code paths for users that don't exist is
> futile. Even if you could persuade them to do it, since there's no way to
> test those code paths, most of them will get it wrong.
>
> Rob

We've covered this ground.

I consider your position one of benevolent paternalism. You are free to 
stick with it, and to apply it in your patch submissions.

I've no desire to coddle low-level coders. They know what they're 
getting into.

-Charles
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