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From "David Arno" <da...@davidarno.org>
Subject RE: Falcon compiler source code / Falcon architecture
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:59:42 GMT
From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com] 
Sent: 18 January 2012 00:08
> 1) Falcon is intended to serve not only as the compiler for FB, 
> but as the code-model service for FB's code intelligence.
> 2) The version of FB that integrates Falcon will not be designed 
> to use a different version of Falcon for different versions of the SDK.  
> This is different than today, where FB uses the MXMLC from the 
> SDK version for your project.

> ...  That work will likely not be fully complete at the time of donation.

The more I read about Falcon, the more concerned I become about it. I don't
like the idea that we will have to wait six months for a half-working
compiler, presumably with no APIs, documentation etc provided beforehand.
There is huge risks associated with this: there is a great danger that we
will lose too much community momentum in that time and we would have to put
a great deal of trust into Adobe to deliver during a period of significant
upheaval and ventures into the unknown..

Should we just ignore Falcon and instead consider a major overhaul of mxmlc,
or even a completely new compiler? I guess it depends on how long we have to
wait to get access to the mxmlc source and docs as to what the best way
forward is. 


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