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From "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <christofer.d...@c-ware.de>
Subject AW: Language features
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2013 11:48:19 GMT
+1 for method overloading from me too 

And:

 +1 for private/protected constructors :-)



-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Frédéric THOMAS [mailto:webdoublefx@hotmail.com] 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 3. Februar 2013 05:16
An: dev@flex.apache.org
Betreff: Re: Language features

Nick, +1 or even 10

-Fred

-----Message d'origine-----
From: Nicholas Kwiatkowski
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:58 PM
To: dev@flex.apache.org
Subject: Re: Language features

I'd be fairly excited to see method overloading. It's one of the things I miss from Java...

-Nick

On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Avi Kessner <akessner@gmail.com> wrote:

> If it was up to me, I would vote against method overloading.  I think 
> that's a code smell personally.
>
> brought to you by the letters A, V, and I and the number 47
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 7:05 PM, Frédéric THOMAS <webdoublefx@hotmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Hi Gordon,
> >
> >
> >  Adding abstract classes and private constructors to Falcon should be
> easy
> >>
> >
> > That's a good news, at this point protected constructor would be 
> > welcomed
> > as well as private constructors are commonly used in classes that 
> > contain
> > static members only.
> >
> > And I voting +1 for the rest :-) you gonna make happy a lot of people 
> > who
> > wait for a long time for these features.
> >
> > -Fred
> >
> > -----Message d'origine----- From: Gordon Smith
> > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 7:38 PM
> > To: dev@flex.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: Language features
> >
> >
> > Adding abstract classes and private constructors to Falcon should be
> easy.
> > Adding generics and method overloading would be considerably harder but
> > probably doable after a lot of design. Two other features worth
> considering
> > are strong function types (i.e., a type like (int, int):String for a
> > function that takes two ints and returns a String) and strongly-typed
> fixed
> > arrays (i.e., int[]).
> >
> > I'm going to continue to focus on MXML. Until it is finished, we can't
> > move from the old compiler to the new one. I don't recommend making any
> > modifications to the old compiler.
> >
> > - Gordon
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Frédéric THOMAS [mailto:webdoublefx@hotmail.**com<
> webdoublefx@hotmail.com>
> > ]
> > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 3:07 AM
> > To: dev@flex.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Language features
> >
> > +1 Nick
> >
> > May be possible, I don't know, time ago, I looked at adding the
> > possibility to have the constructor accepting other NS than public to
> > simulate abstract classes and seen 2 places where it was checked but
> didn't
> > dare to change it besause I didn't know the impacts, I hope someone
> better
> > than me here can take care of it, compiler geeks, are you here ?
> >
> > -Fred
> >
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > From: Nick Collins
> > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 11:24 AM
> > To: dev@flex.apache.org
> > Subject: Language features
> >
> > With the cancellation of AVM next, should we perhaps look at adding some
> > additional language features to our compiler?
> >
> > As I think about some of the features I would like to see, such as
> > abstract classes, generics, method overloading, etc. it seems to me that
> at
> > least some of them could be implemented into our compiler?
> >
> > Nick
> >
> >
> 


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