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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: FlexJS Random crazy thought
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:39:46 GMT
Sure, trying to replicate the TS compiler in our code base would be a lot
of work especially if we wanted to also get SWF output.

But I think for JS-only output there is a possible shortcut where we
replace Google Closure Compiler with the TS compiler and essentially pass
through the TS code.

Of course, I could be wrong.

-Alex

On 8/7/17, 9:16 AM, "Josh Tynjala" <joshtynjala@gmail.com> wrote:

>I've considered the idea of extending the TypeScript compiler to
>understand
>MXML, and <fx:Script> elements would contain TypeScript instead of
>ActionScript. Creating a new compiler for TypeScript would be a massive
>effort (even considering the similarities between ActionScript and
>TypeScript), so it would be better to piggyback on Microsoft's work, in my
>opinion. Especially since it would be a never-ending game of catch up as
>TypeScript continues to evolve.
>
>- Josh
>
>On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Harbs <harbs.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I was thinking about how we could increase adoption of FlexJS and I had
>>a
>> thought:
>>
>> How crazy would it be to make Falcon understand TypeScript?
>>
>> TypeScript is currently very popular for many of the reasons that we
>>like
>> ActionScript. The difference is that ActionScript is not the current
>>fad.
>> There are also many js libraries written in TypeScript.
>>
>> If FalconJX would be able to compile .as files alongside .ts files,
>> TypeScript code could become first-class citizens in the FlexJS
>>ecosystem.
>> That would accomplish two things:
>>
>> 1. TypeScript code could be used as-is in a project.
>> 2. It would make FlexJS an option for many TypeScript developers and
>>give
>> FlexJS a shot at vastly increased adoption.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>> Harbs

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