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 compatibility

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See also