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From Iwo Banaƛ <banas....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Flex "code cleanup"?
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:45:30 GMT
On 16 January 2012 12:13, Rui Silva <flex@rduartes.net> wrote:
> But, yes, it would be interesting if people just scanned the framework for
> unused code and post those here so they can be validated by people with
> more knowledge and an eventual elimination of that code could stem from
> that.

I don't think there will be that much unused code. The bigger issue is
that there is a lot of code which is executed unnecessarily. (Doug
pointed this in the other thread)
e.g. if your application is using only minimal CSS you still pay a
price (performance and swf size) of full-blown styling. Unfortunately
this can be addressed only partially without major API changes.

Some of the dirty-looking code is there for backward compatibility.
Loosening the backward compatibility constraints would give us a whole
new area for improvements but compatibility management is an important
topic worth a separate thread.


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