[whatwg] API for encoding/decoding ArrayBuffers into text

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Fri Mar 16 17:59:06 PDT 2012

On 3/16/2012 5:25 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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.

Isn't that an issue for TC39?

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