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From Gordon Smith <gosm...@adobe.com>
Subject RE: [IDEAS] Collections and Generics
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:11:14 GMT
> hopefully generics will be supported by the Falcon compiler.

Unfortunately, they won't be, at least not in the first release. We're just working on compiling
the existing language faster and in less memory.

As discussed in the recent Flash Runtime whitepaper, Adobe plans to evolve the language, but
primarily to help with the company's new gaming and video initiative. Whether generics are
part of that future hasn't been decided yet.

Also, whether Adobe will continue to contribute to Apache future compiler changes to support
new language features seems unclear at the moment. I haven't seen anybody write anything about
that, and it probably hasn't gotten a lot of thought yet.

Gordon Smith, Falcon team, Adobe

-----Original Message-----
From: David Arno [mailto:david@davidarno.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 8:49 AM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: RE: [IDEAS] Collections and Generics

I have a small library of immutable collections (Tuple, OrderedList, HashMap plus type-safe
versions of OrderedList and HashMap) at https://github.com/DavidArno/AS3Immutable. I'd be
more than happy to donate these if we did want to build a set of collection classes into the
They'd probably need a bit of work on them to make them faster as I wasn't interested in speed
when I wrote them though.

And hopefully generics will be supported by the Falcon compiler. I know I'm planning it with
my Goshawk efforts.


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