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From Web DoubleFx <webdoubl...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:20:37 GMT

> From: david@davidarno.org
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: ActionScript and Apache Flex
> Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:58:57 +0000
> 
> From: Web DoubleFx [mailto:webdoublefx@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: 12 January 2012 10:59
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Makes sense. As for performance issues, that's easy to predict. If we just
> want compile-time support for enums, private constructors, abstract methods
> and classes and the like, then none of them will have a significant impact
> on runtime performance. All will impact (at least slightly) on compilation
> times. Similarly, if we want runtime checking, then they'll have runtime
> performance impacts.
> 
> I think all of: compiler-supported metadata, enums, private constructors,
> abstract classes and generics would be easy to implement, as none require
> special opcodes or do anything tricky with the VM. Other things (such as
> method overloading and multiple inheritance/traits) would be impractical to
> implement as the VM doesn't support them. Frustratingly though, until we get
> our hands on the source if Falcon compiler, knowing the scope of work of
> these tasks is difficult.
> 
> David.
> 


Thank you David.

Alex, are you agree with this analysis ?
Frédéric Thomas 		 	   		  
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