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WebAssembly.compile

The WebAssembly.compile() function compiles WebAssembly binary code into a WebAssembly.Module object. This function is useful if it is necessary to a compile a module before it can be instantiated (otherwise, the WebAssembly.instantiate() function should be used).

Syntax

Promise<WebAssembly.Module> WebAssembly.compile(bufferSource);

Parameters

bufferSource
A typed array or ArrayBuffer containing the binary code of the .wasm module you want to compile.

Return value

A Promise that resolves to a WebAssembly.Module object representing the compiled module.

Exceptions

Examples

Using compile

The following example compiles the loaded simple.wasm byte code using the compile() function and then sends it to a worker using postMessage().

var worker = new Worker("wasm_worker.js");

fetch('simple.wasm').then(response =>
  response.arrayBuffer()
).then(bytes =>
  WebAssembly.compile(bytes)
).then(mod =>
  worker.postMessage(mod)
);

Note: You'll probably want to use WebAssembly.compileStreaming() in most cases, as it is more efficient than compile().

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
compile 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
compile 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
Server
Node.js
compile 8.0.0

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/WebAssembly/compile