[whatwg] ArrayBuffer and ByteArray questions

Chris Marrin cmarrin at apple.com
Wed Sep 8 11:37:49 PDT 2010

On Sep 8, 2010, at 11:21 AM, Oliver Hunt wrote:

> On Sep 8, 2010, at 11:13 AM, Chris Marrin wrote:
>> Web Sockets is certainly another candidate, but I meant Web Workers. There have been informal discussions on using ArrayBuffers as a way to safely share binary data between threads. I don't believe anything has been formalized here.
> You can't share data between workers.  There is no (and there cannot be) any shared state between multiple threads of JS execution.

Right. I didn't mean literal sharing. But you can imagine some copy-on-write semantics which would make it more efficient to pass data this way.

cmarrin at apple.com

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