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From Matthew Poole <mattjpo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:58:41 GMT
>> why do you absolutely have to have equivalency with Java
I agree we shouldnt use any other language as a benchmark. ActionScript is
flexible where Java is not in many cases. We shouldnt risk loosingf
expressiveness for the sake of equivalent language features.

I do agree strongly that we should be open to preproecessing and
performance optimisations at the compiler level though.

On 12 January 2012 10:59, Web DoubleFx <webdoublefx@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> > 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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