[whatwg] API for encoding/decoding ArrayBuffers into text

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri Mar 16 17:25:28 PDT 2012

On 3/16/12 7:43 PM, James Robinson wrote:
> You can s/web developers/users/ and the statement would still apply,
> wouldn't it?

Sure, but so what?

The upshot is that people are writing code that assumes little-endian 
hardware all over.  We should just clearly make the spec say that that's 
what typed arrays are so that an implementor can actually implement the 
spec and be web compatible.

The value of a spec which can't be implemented as written is arguably 
lower than not having a spec at all...  At least then you _know_ you 
have to reverse-engineer.


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