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From "David Arno" <da...@davidarno.org>
Subject RE: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:28:34 GMT
> From: Web DoubleFx [mailto:webdoublefx@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: 12 January 2012 08:28
>> My first question would be, why do you absolutely have to have
equivalency with Java?
> In short, to have a state of the art programming language.

Sorry to be blunt, but this is a nonsense. Java is not a state-of-the-art
language. It's an old language that needs putting out to pasture. If you
want "state of the art" for the JVM, try Groovy or Scala. Remember, Java
still doesn't have closures yet (they're rumoured to be coming in Java 8,
but don't hold your breath), it doesn't have proper getters/setters etc and
it cannot support dynamic types. In some respects AS3 is more
state-of-the-art than Java.

Be careful what you wish for...



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