November 10
On Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 07:01:23 UTC, Sebastiaan Koppe wrote:
> On Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 04:02:48 UTC, Lingo Chen wrote:
>> Yes, the wasmgc's main selling point is the sharing of GC and TypeInfo between Javascript and WASM.
> Not just javascript, but any WASM runtime.
>> Sharing of data between the JS/WASM are problematic. JS has no destructor, so it practically impossible to do manual memory/resource management in JS side; One has to do a lot of works to pass data around.
> With spasm I was auto-generating all glue code based off of WebIDL files. The post build step was annoying but it worked pretty well.
> I even had a prototype that would do it for any typescript library.
> Of course using WASM ref types is way more ergonomic.
> One thing to note about WASMGC, it is MVP and missing a lot of things like support for interior pointers etc. There are workarounds but it's not so simple.

You really should lead a wasmgc porting effort. I am willing to contribute too.

WASM is not an easy platform, so adoption rate is slow. But WASMGC is a much nicer platform to work with and it going to get better too. It a natural platform for D to shine.

Kotlin is all in on WASMGC, and there is a lot of implementation detail that can be learned.
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