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From Web DoubleFx <webdoubl...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:59:25 GMT

> From: david@davidarno.org
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: ActionScript and Apache Flex
> Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:28:34 +0000
> 
> > From: Web DoubleFx [mailto:webdoublefx@hotmail.com] 
> > Sent: 12 January 2012 08:28
> >> My first question would be, why do you absolutely have to have
> equivalency with Java?
> > In short, to have a state of the art programming language.
> 
> Sorry to be blunt, but this is a nonsense. Java is not a state-of-the-art
> language. It's an old language that needs putting out to pasture. If you
> want "state of the art" for the JVM, try Groovy or Scala. Remember, Java
> still doesn't have closures yet (they're rumoured to be coming in Java 8,
> but don't hold your breath), it doesn't have proper getters/setters etc and
> it cannot support dynamic types. In some respects AS3 is more
> state-of-the-art than Java.
> 
> Be careful what you wish for...
> 
> David.


Ok, nothing is perfect but in this case, on the AS3, the implementation of certain features
would be more than well comed to believe the users including myself,   remains to be seen
how this would impact on performences, once things clear, the community could decide if such
an implementation would be beneficial or not, it is what I say, I'm not saying that the language
should be modeled on Java or another, but some features can be good to be taken.
Frédéric Thomas 		 	   		  
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