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From Hordur Thordarson <hor...@lausn.is>
Subject Re: Flex 5 in haxe
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:13:33 GMT
Oh darn, hit Send too soon...

... re-architect the framework, was the intended ending.

On 21.11.2012, at 22:10, Hordur Thordarson wrote:

> This sounds like a very reasonable strategy to me, ie. continue supporting (as long as
makes sense) the current AS3/Flash VM solution and concurrently work towards a AS3 -->
JS solution to remove the Adobe dependency and possibly re-architect the.
> On 21.11.2012, at 21:04, Alex Harui wrote:
>> On 11/21/12 12:53 PM, "Kevin Newman" <CaptainN@unFocus.com> wrote:
>>> But if we are to change languages, why not go with a language that,
>>> looks a lot like AS3 (and ports easy), addresses the language
>>> scalability issues of JavaScript (lack of classes, typing, a compiler,
>>> etc.), and can compile to JS as well as other languages? Haxe can be
>>> compiled into JS, ABC/SWF, C++, C#, etc.
>> My angle for now is not to change languages.  We can write in AS3 and
>> cross-compile to JS and maybe other languages.  Apache Flex effectively owns
>> AS3 because it owns a compiler for it.
>>> Why NOT use Haxe?
>> -Haxe is not in Apache.
>> -There are lots of existing AS3 code libraries I think we should try to
>> leverage.
>> -I know how AS3 behaves on Flash.
>> But again, none of these, even in aggregate, are strong enough reasons to
>> a-priori say that some other group of folks shouldn't pursue a rewrite on
>> Haxe.
>> -- 
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

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