Add TypedInteger

This CL adds a TypedInteger helper which provides additional type
safety in Dawn. It is a compile-time restriction that prevents integers
of different types from being used interchangably in Debug builds.

It also adds ityp::{array,bitset,span} as helper classes to wrap std::
versions (not span). These accept a template paramter as the Index type
so that typed integers, or enum classes, may be used as a type-safe

For now, bind group layout binding indices use TypedInteger. Future
CLs will convert other indices to be type-safe as well.

Bug: dawn:442
Change-Id: I5b63b1e4f6154322db0227a7788a4e9b8303410e
Reviewed-by: Austin Eng <>
Commit-Queue: Austin Eng <>
41 files changed
tree: 86b3d63b9e28ad38263b4fcf1fb559730d85b9d8
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  11. OWNERS
  13. README.chromium
  15. build_overrides/
  16. codereview.settings
  17. dawn.json
  18. dawn_wire.json
  19. docs/
  20. examples/
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Dawn, a WebGPU implementation

Dawn is an open-source and cross-platform implementation of the work-in-progress WebGPU standard. More precisely it implements webgpu.h that is a one-to-one mapping with the WebGPU IDL. Dawn is meant to be integrated as part of a larger system and is the underlying implementation of WebGPU in Chromium.

Dawn provides several WebGPU building blocks:

  • WebGPU C/C++ headers that applications and other building blocks use.
    • The webgpu.h version that Dawn implements.
    • A C++ wrapper for the webgpu.h.
  • A “native” implementation of WebGPU using platforms' GPU APIs:
    • D3D12 on Windows 10
    • Metal on macOS and iOS
    • Vulkan on Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Android and Fuchsia
    • OpenGL as best effort where available
  • A client-server implementation of WebGPU for applications that are in a sandbox without access to native drivers

Helpful links:

Documentation table of content

Developer documentation:

User documentation: (TODO, figure out what overlaps with webgpu.h docs)




Apache 2.0 Public License, please see LICENSE.


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