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From Kevin Newman <>
Subject Re: ASC 2.0 and Falcon
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:44:41 GMT
There are still some features of AS3 that aren't supported in Jangaroo 
(I think namespaces are a big missing feature), but they did manage to 
get most things working. If you look at the compiled code for Jangaroo, 
they didn't do as much of a 1:1 mapping to JS as other compilers try to 
do, they setup string based accessors for example:

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"private function onEnterFrame", function(event)

It's not terrible, but you would never write JS code like that. Still, 
it does work, is fast, and there are ways to use AS3 libs from JS, and 
vise versa.

It's worth noting that they also have a pretty good Flash display list 
API abstraction already implemented (newer versions run through a single 
Canvas element).

Kevin N.

On 10/25/12 11:44 AM, s├ębastien Paturel wrote:
> jangaroo is great, but only for JS transcompilation, and future flex 
> will need to target more platforms, like Haxe does.
> i wonder how jangaroo resolved issues with AS3 to JS compilation, that 
> haxe resolved by dropping the feature directly from the language? 

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