The problem we have now is we have high-level standards and APIS that try to respond to every need possible, and the result is it's all very bloated and you end up with Chromium-rules-all kind of situation.
If we had lower-level APIs and plug-ins to bridge the gap between the low-level stuff and the higher level page language, we would be able to innovate faster, and be more responsive to user needs.
WASM makes this possible (maybe).
- A simple text-only page would render to the screen using only a small amount of RAM, because all the other stuff need not be present at all, anywhere.
- typical documents would leverage widely-used (and hence lcally-cached) modules, while heavy applications would ship their own WASM modules, such that you do not need for the platform to do everything for everybody.
- Imagine the convenience of Electron but without installing an application, and with reasonable RAM usage.
@natecull Replace npm? Yes please.
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