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From Left Right <olegsivo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What does swcdepends do?
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:11:45 GMT
> Seems like the expectation was that additional compiler args to mxmlc
might someday influence rsl dependencies.
it's hard to believe that those related to metadata may ever influence that.

> The idea is you can substitute swcdepends for mxmlc
mxmlc has twice the list of options (probably even more), so you cannot
really substitute, only to an extent.

> If they are ignored, is there a reason they are there in the
documentation?
Of course there is. Normally, you expect that if you specify an option that
a program doesn't understand, it will signal an error - so that you know
you did something wrong. Sometimes programs keep unused options for
different reasons (backward compatibility, compatibility with other
programs they may share the same alias, future use, synonyms etc.) The
problem is the documentation doesn't say they are ignored, it just copies
them from another help, making it very bizarre (as there's nothing it can
refer to as swf being compiled).
For example:

-metadata.contributor <name>
    alias -contributor
    A contributor's name to store in the SWF metadata (repeatable)

this doesn't make sense, because no SWF will ever be produced by this
program.

Best.

Oleg

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