Int8Array() constructor

The Int8Array() constructor creates a typed array of twos-complement 8-bit signed integers. The contents are initialized to 0. Once established, you can reference elements in the array using the object's methods, or using standard array index syntax (that is, using bracket notation).

Syntax

new Int8Array()
new Int8Array(length)
new Int8Array(typedArray)
new Int8Array(object)

new Int8Array(buffer)
new Int8Array(buffer, byteOffset)
new Int8Array(buffer, byteOffset, length)

Note: Int8Array() can only be constructed with new. Attempting to call it without new throws a TypeError.

Parameters

Exceptions

Examples

Different ways to create an Int8Array

// From a length
const int8 = new Int8Array(2);
int8[0] = 42;
console.log(int8[0]); // 42
console.log(int8.length); // 2
console.log(int8.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT); // 1

// From an array
const x = new Int8Array([21, 31]);
console.log(x[1]); // 31

// From another TypedArray
const y = new Int8Array(x);
console.log(y[0]); // 21

// From an ArrayBuffer
const buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
const z = new Int8Array(buffer, 1, 4);
console.log(z.byteOffset); // 1

// From an iterable
const iterable = (function* () {
  yield* [1, 2, 3];
})();
const int8FromIterable = new Int8Array(iterable);
console.log(int8FromIterable);
// Int8Array [1, 2, 3]

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-typedarray-constructors

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See also