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From "David Arno" <da...@davidarno.org>
Subject RE: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:07:27 GMT
> From: Roland Zwaga [mailto:roland@stackandheap.com] 
> Sent: 13 January 2012 10:49
>
> I also seem to recall from some tweets that HaXe doesn't have support for
libraries, right?
> So if you want to include third-party code, your only option is to include
the sources.
> Or did I understand this wrong?

You are correct Roland. "libraries" in haXe are just collections of source
files. It cannot compile source to a language-agnostic binary library
format. This wouldn't affect the Apache Flex SDK at least to begin with as I
don't think as it's not dependent on 3rd party libraries. It could become a
problem in the future though if we did go down the haXe route.

There was a significant effect with this though if we did release a
haXe-based SDK. Anyone else using haXe to build upon the SDK would need all
of the Flex source files, not the SWCs and the compiler would recompile Flex
every time. From crude tests I did with haXe, the need to recompile the
whole SDK every time you built you haXe-based project potentially added 1 -
2 minutes to the compile time.

David.


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