re: The Future of "View Page Source" VIEW POST


Source code of Web Assembly will not be available, or it will be obfuscated. I still like plain JavaScript and Source Maps.


Why would you want the clients to access the source maps?

Open sourcing (OSI) is just a movement with criticisms, but it is indeed probably the currently world direction.


Better error messages with debug information helps in resolving issues quicker.

I wonder if it can go that way with Android, iOS or even desktop apps as well.

What about Stack Trace?

WASM / compilation shouldn't exclude the possibility.

Yes it is big pain, Stack Trace without line number is useless.. Probably that's the reason people are more interested in React Native and JavaScript based development. We were using Xamarin for app development. And we created Web Atoms JavaScript for mobile app development on Xamarin.

It's an immature technology - sadly compromises had to be made in order to get support out the door.

Source maps are already supported.


That's true. I just wanted to point out that the Web has been going in the direction of just "being a compilation target"—WebAssembly being a prime example.


Well you will be able to view the WAST, but it won't look like source code unless you are doing very simple things. It's more readable than assembly, but even minified js is more clear.

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