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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:27:27 GMT

On 1/12/12 12:00 AM, "Abhilash Krishnan" <abhilashk.cse@gmail.com> wrote:

> Whenever I started playing around with Tamarin VM, the AVM2 clone donated
> to Mozilla, I really wanted to add some cool features on my own. I know
> Flash/AS3 is based on event-driven programming model. If ever Adobe wanted
> to implement multi--threading in Flash or AIR it would be a killer feature
> for many an application.
Yes, multi-threading would kill many apps.  Lots of folks would try to use
it and spend lots of time trying to debug it.  The number of hard to
reproduce crashes would go up and perception of stability of Flex apps would
go down.

Seriously though, some sort of concurrency model is on the drawing board.
Will the Apache Flex project be able to leverage it?  Unknown at this point.
But this is an advanced capability that most folks don't need so I wouldn't
spend too much time worrying about it until we see it show up in a version
of the player.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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