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From Gordon Smith <>
Subject RE: [FlaconJS] pseudo emitter algorithm
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:43:00 GMT
Look at MXMLClassDirectiveProcessor. You would just make methods like processMXMLInstanceNode()
spit out JS source code instead of generating ABC instructions. After all,

    <Button label="OK" color="0xFF0000"/>

is just shorthand for

    b = new Button();
    b.label = "OK";
    b.setStyle("color", 0xFF0000);

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Schmalle [] 
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:36 AM
Subject: RE: [FlaconJS] pseudo emitter algorithm

Gordon, can you give me a couple class references to look at?

Can these class directives be overriden for other output type? Is this something that could
be applied to the as -> js generation?


Quoting Gordon Smith <>:

> MXML codegen uses a "class directive processor" but not a BURM.
> - Gordon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Harui []
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:08 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [FlaconJS] pseudo emitter algorithm
> On 11/30/12 9:45 AM, "Michael Schmalle" <> wrote:
>> A note about MXML, since the parse DOES create and AST during parsing 
>> of an MXML file, and MXML uses the IDefinition API, we can catch MXML 
>> code at the same intersection we are getting the AS code at, the AST 
>> definition stage.
> OK, I wasn't sure where the dividing line is around AST. Yes MXML 
> nodes are in the parse tree, but appears to be a different set of 
> nodes than what AS generates.
>>>> Using the IDefinition API, with loaded SWCs gives you member and 
>>>> class resolotuion so I might actually start with that higher level 
>>>> and not strictly IASNode parser nodes.
>>> It occurred to me that I think MXML does not go to AS or AST, it 
>>> goes straight to ABC, so we'll be customizing that code in some way as well.
>> I doesn't got to straight ABC, it does go to AST then ABC. Everything 
>> has to be AST first to then go to JBurg ABC reducer.
> You could be right, but I've been in
> or. I don't see it using reducers/emitters/JBurg, I see it setting 
> instructions directly.  But I might be missing something.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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