Event Handlers seem like a hassle in Rust, and I'm wondering how big, and what precisely the advantages would, or could be. What are the extra steps JS either has or doesn't have to make compared to Rust, using WASM?
An example I can find reading input in JS and executing the code in Rust: Click event read in JS. As far as I'm understanding here. JS directly uses the converted Rust function in WASM.
An example reading mouse input in Rust: Mouse move in Rust. In this example, Rust calls the JS eventhandler, which than all gets converted to WASM and executed?
AND -> Does the same apply for reading keyboard inputs?
Can someone ELI5? What happens step by step, and as I asked, what would be the advantages? Any specific reason why you'd want to use this in Rust?
(kind of a duplicate question, but I need some more detail)
WASM, and therefore Rust, doesn't have access to browser APIs/DOM, and can't interact with keyboard or mouse itself. For WASM all interaction with the outside world has to go through JS.
In terms of just these events, Rust/WASM has no advantage at all. It can't do anything more than JS already can.
The reason to handle events in Rust/WASM is if you have program written in Rust and want to invoke Rust functions (e.g. if you wrote a game in Bevy, you'd want to handle mouse the Bevy way). If the actions you perform are compute-heavy, they're likely to be faster in WASM than in JS.
Thanks, I thought so, but they don't recommend just using JS either which is a bit odd I suppose.
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