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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Proposition :: ASDoc and compiler adjustments
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:52:32 GMT
Keep in mind that Adobe hopes to contribute Falcon at some later point in
time which seems to have a much cleaner code base to work from.  Although it
isn't available now.  Also keep in mind that the compiler source may not be
in the first drop to Apache.

On 1/4/12 2:45 PM, "Jonathan Campos" <> wrote:

> Go for it
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Michael Schmalle <>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> Any interest?
>> Mike

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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