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From Nicolas Cannasse <>
Subject Re: Would anyone care if we ditched support for semicolons being optional?
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:11:04 GMT
Le 22/02/2012 19:20, Greg Reddin a écrit :
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 6:53 AM, David Arno<>  wrote:
>> If Dimitri's great efforts to try and get us early access to the Falcon
>> compiler fail and we instead carry on with trying to develop our Goshawk
>> compiler, I'd like to make a change to the AS3 language spec by making
>> semicolons at the end of statements mandatory. I wanted to find out well in
>> advance whether anyone sees this as a show-stopping "no way" change, or
>> whether there would be broad support for it.
> It seems you have broad support for this change on this list, and I
> agree with that sentiment. I can't imagine why they were not made
> mandatory from the beginning. However, I bet you'd get a different
> answer if you asked the wider Flex user community. Most of that would
> be motivated by the "that would break so much of my code" mentality.
> I still think it's something we should do, but maybe it's something we
> should do slowly.

Yes, let's do it slowly : the first year only line numbers multiples of 
4 will have mandatory semicolons, then the next year only odds lines and 
then finally in three years every line.

This way users can adapt their habits little by little :)


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