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Re: [Public WebGL] GetParameter(COLOR_WRITEMASK)



----- "Kenneth Russell" <kbr@google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Benoit Jacob <bjacob@mozilla.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The current WebGL spec says that GetParameter(COLOR_WRITEMASK)
> returns an array of 4 uint8's. But in the OpenGL ES 2.0 documentation,
> it is an array of four bools.
> >
> > http://www.khronos.org/opengles/sdk/2.0/docs/man/glGet.xml
> >
> > Which seems more logical, since they are really boolean values ---
> only 2 possible values, not 256.
> >
> > So is this a typo in the WebGL spec?
> 
> I think this was done because again at the time it wasn't possible to
> express i.e. "boolean[]" in Web IDL. Actually with the WebGL typedefs
> this would return "GLboolean[]".
> 
> We could change this; it would require some (more) handwritten JS
> binding code but otherwise isn't a big deal. Thoughts?

I think we should; we go through a lot of trouble to return the "right" type elsewhere, might as well not leave this (tiny) wart here. :-)

    - Vlad
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