[whatwg] Proposal: ImageData constructor or factory method with preexisting data
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Mar 11 21:52:34 PDT 2013
On 3/11/13 11:58 PM, Rik Cabanier wrote:
>> If there are use cases for creating an ImageData, I recommend not making a
>> copy, so all this is doing is taking an existing ArrayBuffer and creating a
>> thin wrapper around the same buffer.
> I think that would make implementations that defer rendering much more
> complex and slower. (It would force putImage to execute immediately since
> it doesn't know if the buffer will change in JS)
You never know this anyway with an ImageData, since the data inside it
can be mutated from JS. So any existing implementation of putImageData
must copy the data immediately or do COW or somehow prove that the data
won't be mutated in JS or something.
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