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From Left Right <olegsivo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Actionscript workers and async locking?
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:17:33 GMT
> is now forced to return an  AsyncToken object
That's some behavior typical of Flex framework. RemoteObject is rather an
exception to the common practice, then an example of it. You can't really
make generalization about how RPC works in Flash based on what it does,
more so, it's better that you don't. Normally, you use events / callbacks.
It is really similar to the way monads are used in Haskell - it's an
uncomfortable concept for people unfamiliar with the language, but after
you get used to it, it's fine. There are problems that could be better
solved by having a persistent state, but the language doesn't offer a
persistent state. Same thing with event handlers. It is not extremely
straight forward, but you don't really have any other option given the
entire language structure.

I've nothing to say about other OOP-facade-encapsulation-buzzword stuff, as
these words just sound arbitrary in this context. I think you have taken a
wrong example to begin with and your further assumptions are thus missing
the point. Honestly, RemoteObject isn't even a good way to go about RPC in
Flash, it's some concept borrowed from ColdFusion templates or something
like that... it's relevance to Flash / AS3 is fictional...

And, again, no, what you offer is neither simpler nor more efficient, nor
more idiomatic for the language. You are mistaking, if you think that it is
simpler because you don't account for the situations that must be taken
into account. You are trying to simplify something which cannot be
simplified to this level.

Best.

Oleg

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