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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Flex 5 in haxe
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:04:00 GMT

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
-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

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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