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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: Proposition :: ASDoc and compiler adjustments
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 23:13:57 GMT
Why couldn't we load (Flash) SWC's that hold the asdoc comments like  
Flash Builder does and extract them.

In a properly designed application framework, you would pull that  
information into the DOM before the render.

I have alot of experience with this area so I would love more  
conversation with this because I have found almost anything is  
possible with good thought and design.


Quoting Jeffry Houser <>:

>  I'm curious if we'll be able to generate the full ASDocs, like what  
> are on the Adobe site without the source code for the Flash stuff.   
> We can only go so far up the inheritance tree.
> On 1/4/2012 5:40 PM, Michael Schmalle wrote:
>> I do not have a lot of experience with the actual compiler and  
>> asdoc tool but that has not stopped me from having fun with parsers  
>> and AST. :)
>> I am wondering if there is any interest in creating some apis in  
>> the compiler that jive with the asdoc tool(modifying the asdoc  
>> tool). I'm going to be looking into the source code of this  
>> tomorrow so I will have a clear understanding of what the work  
>> would be.
>> My idea is this; If we could allow public api in both tools that  
>> expose themselves through java it would allow 3rd party developers  
>> and applications that could be made to enhance the documentation  
>> process through formatters and asdoc editor applications.
>> This a highlevel idea but I have already written such an  
>> application using the jasblocks and asblocks AST framework, that  
>> are used to create a user interface into creating asdoc comments  
>> and such through visual editing of descriptions and tags.
>> No more typing  /** ... */ is what I mean, the editor using the AST  
>> reinserts the comment using tokens.
>> I have found taking the actual documentation process out of the  
>> IDE's code view allows for better documentation and actual  
>> revelation that creating great docs can be fun.
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