My use-case: I'm creating a debugger front-end for a NES emulator I'm
writing. Having to serialize binary data (in particular, 16KB of address
space) to be consumed by elm is inefficient in about every way possible. I
currently pack it into an array of 32-bit signed ints before serialization
and use a port to convert that to a UInt8Array.
Also, I wrote the disassembler in typescript because I could operate on
UInt8Array (again integrated via port). It would be possible in elm, but
would have felt a bit hacky. ArrayBuffer would fix that!
On Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:32:43 PM UTC-6, Evan wrote:
> I have been drafting Blob and ArrayBuffer APIs, but I wasn't sure who
> needed them.
> What is your particular use case?
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 4:55 AM, John Watson <john....@gmx.co.uk
>> Can anyone tell me what the plans are for supporting binary data in elm?
>> I'm thinking of a Byte (and some sort of Byte Array) type and also
>> implementing Blob in HTTP responses.
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