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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: JavaScript VS. Weak references
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2012 03:13:31 GMT

On 2/7/12 11:33 AM, "Martin Heidegger" <> wrote:

> This means to me: Any use of
> weak Dictionaries and weak event listeners would need to vanish from the
> Flex SDK to actually make it portable.
> I just wanted to point that out. It might be interesting to a few.
> And related to that two questions:
>   1) Does anyone know how browsers avoid memory leaks with
> addEventListener ?
>   2) Would the Flex team be open to such a fundamental change in code-style?
For #2, I think we can live without weak-references and require dispose()
methods in the few places that really need it.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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