[whatwg] WebWorkers and images

Jorge jorge at jorgechamorro.com
Sun Jan 16 15:06:43 PST 2011

On 14/01/2011, at 15:10, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 1/14/11 5:42 AM, Jorge wrote:
>> Are you sure there's really a "maybe" for methods ?
>> Methods' functions have access to (at least) the sender's global context and contexts can't be shared, how to deal with that if not by prohibiting methods ?
> We might need some ES spec changes/additions to produce methods that would be safe to pass.  I agree that it's not that feasible for now.
> (Though with enough hackery it could all be done: the method could sync proxy the property access on things that are not on the worker thread to the main thread, etc.  It's probably not worth it.)

Perhaps not worth it.

>> WRT to prototypes, to keep it simple, I think .__proto__ should be null, because we can't pass (and make unreachable) things like Object.prototype :-)
> So proto is null on the result of the clone; not required to be null on the thing being cloned.  Right?

Yes, afaics, that would be fine, wouldn't it ?

That, or the requirement for it to be one of the standard [[prototype]]s : Object.prototype, Array.prototype, etc, so that it could be readjusted easily to point to its homologue in the receiving context/thread. (?)

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