Re: Allow access to node's Buffer class
I'm working on getting Screeps to work with Rust's
wasm-bindgen (the official way to run Rust in Node.js). The only thing blocking this is that the Rust/JS shim makes use of
TextDecoder for performance. This API has existing in Node since Node 8 (screeps uses Node 10) and is also supported in most major browsers, so it would also work with the simulator.
TextDecoder is already available in the simulator at global scope, so Rust already works there. We just need
TextDecoder to also be there when running in Node.
Previous discussions mentioned allowing access to Node's
Buffer class, but that's no longer necessary as the Rust Shims now just use
This came up because the toolchain that the existing Rust API uses (
stdweb) is no longer maintained, and the
wasm-bindgen alternative is officially supported by the Rust org.