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GitHub – WebAssembly/design: WebAssembly Design Documents

This repository contains documents describing the design and high-level overview of WebAssembly.

The documents and discussions in this repository are part of the WebAssembly Community Group.


WebAssembly or wasm is a new, portable, size- and load-time-efficient format suitable for compilation to the web.

WebAssembly is currently being designed as an open standard by a W3C Community Group that includes representatives from all major browsers. Expect the contents of this repository to be in flux: everything is still under discussion.

  • WebAssembly is efficient and fast: Wasm bytecode is designed to be encoded in a size- and load-time-efficient binary format. WebAssembly aims to execute at native speed by taking advantage of common hardware capabilities available on a wide range of platforms.

  • WebAssembly is safe: WebAssembly describes a memory-safe, sandboxed execution environment that may even be implemented inside existing JavaScript virtual machines. When embedded in the web, WebAssembly will enforce

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