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Re: [Public WebGL] Lifetime of WebGL objects in Firefox and Webkit
There are 2 issues being conflated here
1) Freeing the object known as WebGLTexture (or WebGLBuffer, etc...)
2) Freeing the texture managed by WebGLTexture object.
It looks like Glenn is correct that there's a bug in current implementations. This code looks like it will run out of memory eventually.
var tex = gl.createTexture();
That bug is issue #1 above and should be fixed assuming it is a bug in current browsers.
I don't think it would leak in Firefox: deleteTexture removed the context's reference to the WebGLTexture object.
Issue #2 can be debated.
Yes, Issue #2 is what I'm worried about.