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Re: [Public WebGL] Re: double-buffering and back buffer preservation

On Nov 18, 2010, at 7:42 PM, Mark Callow wrote:

>>> > 
>>> Doesn't this block usage of EXT_discard_framebuffer as it would
>>> > 
>>> require an additional/unnecessary "clear" ?
>> No, because that clear can happen lazily if no user clear happens before the next draw call.
> Not all applications use Clear. They may be using a full screen quad or a sky-box or something else to paint their backgrounds so the clear could indeed be additional and unnecessary. But in the web environment I suppose it is unavoidable.

Yeah, data security trumps efficiency in a web browser. But it might be worth adding a note that using clear() when possible can provide drawing optimizations in many cases.


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