[whatwg] Endianness of typed arrays

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Wed Mar 28 17:04:20 PDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM, John Tamplin <jat at google.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:
>> And for all realistic purposes, the world has standardized on
>> little-endian.
> Other than network protocols, which are all big-endian.

I'm talking about the endianness of systems, not of file or network formats.

(Nobody should be designing new binary networking protocols in big-endian,
either, as the only difference is extra byte swaps, but anyway...)

> The result was increased polymorphism at call sites, which defeated the
Java VM's
> optimizing compiler and led to 10x slowdowns in many common
> situations.

FWIW, I think this has no bearing at all on JS.

Glenn Maynard

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