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From Roland Zwaga <rol...@stackandheap.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (FLEX-33330) An easier way of managing the locales for the InstallApache application
Date Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:17:57 GMT
On 29 December 2012 01:31, Michael Schmalle <apache@teotigraphix.com> wrote:

> Wow, Roland you didn't even tell me you were up to no good with asblocks!

Well, it was Christmas time, so I didn't want to bother you :)

> I'm glad that freakin year of messing around produced something worth
> while!

True, at least ONE app has been made using your library, that definitely
makes up for a year's worth of hard labour, doesn't it? :)

> BTW, in my laboratory of parser/compiler madness I am dreaming up a way to
> make Falcon have writable AST so it can act like jasblocks does and
> read-write ActionScript. Linked tokens from the parser/tokenizer is the
> first hurdle but, I could see some nice utility possibilities with a
> framework extension like that.

A writeable AST would be absolutely a must if we would ever want to
implement any kind of compile-time AOP functionality. So if that could be
done eventually, I think this would GREATLY improve the possibilities of
the compiler. (Not just from an AOP perspective, all sorts of compile-time
code generation could be added, I'm pretty sure Michael Labriola has a few
ideas for this :))
If somehow the compiler can be used through a ANE (AIR Native Extension)
than little apps like the one I made here with ASBlocks could become even
easier to build, plus the parsing times would become unnoticable.
I'll be happy to help out in these cases, so once you get around to it
let's brainstorm :)

> Anyway Roland great job and I saw your pull request, I didn't get notified
> for it.

 I might have some more pull requests in the future for ASBlocks (I think
I'll add a addStatementAt(index:int, statement:IAStatement) method to the
IASMethod implementations for instance). I'll send you an email when I do,
if github refuses to notify you, I'll just do it manually :)

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