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Subject RE: Update on Falcon donation
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:58 GMT
IMHO, problems like this are best solved with some type of framework  
that creates a high level abstraction, where you are taking the load  
of the generation and putting it into the API that the generator  

I think in the past, there has been to much talk about emulating as  
you say Gordon, instead of actually solving problems that relate to  
the future development of applications using new technology and  

I really doubt a project like this would last or survive trying to  
emulate anything. It needs to solve a problem and be written from the  
ground up solving that problem.

My point is, what is the end result in HTML5? To find it, work  
backwards from something you want in HTML to the implementation in  
ActionScript and the cross compilation API.


Quoting Gordon Smith <>:

> My personal opinion is that outputting to HTML5+JS+CSS could make  
> sense if ActionScript is restricted to the subset that maps well to  
> JS and if you don't try to emulate any flash.* APIs. There is  
> nothing about MXML that is tied to DisplayObjects, for example.  
> Instead of writing <s:Button> and having it make me a  
> DisplayObject-based Button where DisplayObject is implemented using  
> HTML5 Canvas APIs or something, I would want to write <js:Button>  
> and have it make me a new Button component that is implemented using  
> HTML5 drawing APIs directly. I think the approach of emulating one  
> API with another is generally filled with gotchas that frustrate  
> developers, because there is too much mismatch and the emulation  
> isn't complete enough.
> - Gordon

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