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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: Falcon :: ASDoc porting or re-explore
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:36:33 GMT
Hmm, interesting idea I wonder how the "assemble" part works. :)

 From my past dealings with AS3 and AST I have a pretty well 3/4 or  
more functioning asdoc builder/renderer created in java using Velocity  
templates and model classes that complement them (this was from my  
earlier ventures in writing as3/mxml parser/dom).

I really don't care for XLST being pushed down a simple users throat  
just to change a documents look either. I think this is the main  
reason you see the same old stale asdocs just as they were in 2005.

The way I created the templates closely resembles how a Drupal php  
template looks. I created very modular pieces that were constructed by  
a builder class during the render phase.

Maybe I should just experiment with that approach to see If I could  
offer "another" alternative to the XLST templates. EG Velocity  

For now I just have to figure out how to build this compiler and turn the key!


Quoting Alex Harui <>:

> On 9/13/12 11:32 AM, "Michael Schmalle" <> wrote:
>> So, when the wiki says work on asdoc impl, are we talking about
>> porting the old asdoc algorithms to work with the new AST model or if
>> there are better ways to implement asdoc explore them?
> Just my opinion, but what I don't like about the current ASDoc
> implementation is that it relies on XSLT.  It seems like we could write an
> AIR app to assemble the doc.  Then it would be maintainable and upgradeable
> by many more folks in this community.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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