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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] Why FlexJS compiler statically looks for 'src' folder
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:26:03 GMT
I think "src" is for Flash Builder.  I don't know what it would take to
get FB to default to something else.  I know I have lots of projects with
just a "src" folder.

I agree it is confusing.  We could output a warning or error if you
haven't specified -output, -js-output and don't have "src" or
"src/main/flex" folders.  Something like "Warning: output folder not
specified and src or src/main/flex folders not specified.  Output will be
in <name of output folder".

Would that help eliminate confusion?  That's easy for someone to add to


On 6/1/17, 8:52 AM, "Josh Tynjala" <joshtynjala@gmail.com> wrote:

>I think I had some trouble trying to get -output to accept a directory for
>a JS-only project, and that's when I figured out that -js-output exists.
>Maybe I was doing something wrong at the time. Or maybe it didn't quite
>work properly yet.
>Although, I still think it's confusing to those who don't realize that
>"src" and "src/main/flex" get special treatment and then "bin" ends up
>somewhere else if they happen to choose a different name for a new
>Between me and Santanu, that's two people who had to waste time on
>out why "bin" ended up somewhere we didn't expect. I could live without it
>being the current working directory if "bin" would simply go into the
>parent directory of the directory containing the main class by default,
>regardless of whether it's named "src" or not. If "src/main/flex" is the
>only special case, that's better, in my opinion.
>- Josh
>On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com.invalid>
>> And if you just use -output and not -js-output the bin folder will be
>> where you specified -output, and if you specify
>> -output=somefolder\somefile.swf the output will be in somefolder\bin.
>> The logic is trying to say:
>> 1) If you specify -output as a SWF, we will use the parent folder of the
>> SWF
>> 2) If you specify -output as a folder, we will use that folder
>> 3) If you specify -js-output, we will use that regardless of what you
>> for -output
>> 4) If you didn't specify -output or -js-output then
>>   A) If you have a src folder or src/main/flex folder we will use the
>> parent of src
>>   B) Otherwise we will use the parent folder of the main source file.
>> I don't agree that CWD is the right default.  For me, I've always had a
>> folder full of test cases and am not always changing folders.  I think
>> regular Flex MXMLC worked this way as well so I didn't want to change
>> pattern.
>> 4A is just a convenience for those who follow certain common patterns so
>> they don't have to do as much typing on the command line.  It might also
>> "do the right thing" for Flash Builder users.  I think Maven always
>> specifies the output folder.
>> My 2 cents,
>> -Alex
>> On 6/1/17, 7:48 AM, "Josh Tynjala" <joshtynjala@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >In that case, the SWF will use the -output option:
>> >
>> >mxmlc -output=path/to/MyProject.swf -js-output=. source/MyProject.as
>> >
>> >- Josh
>> >
>> >On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 7:30 AM, piotrz <piotrzarzycki21@gmail.com>
>> >
>> >> Ahh..Ok now it is clear. What about if we have
>> >> -compiler.targets=JSFLEX,SWF -
>> >> So -js-output will be also the place where SWF file will landed? - If
>> >>yes
>> >> in
>> >> that case this param could have different name.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> Piotr
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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