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From Hordur Thordarson <>
Subject Re: Flex 5 in haxe
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:10:36 GMT
This sounds like a very reasonable strategy to me, ie. continue supporting (as long as makes
sense) the current AS3/Flash VM solution and concurrently work towards a AS3 --> JS solution
to remove the Adobe dependency and possibly re-architect the.

On 21.11.2012, at 21:04, Alex Harui wrote:

> On 11/21/12 12:53 PM, "Kevin Newman" <> wrote:
>> But if we are to change languages, why not go with a language that,
>> looks a lot like AS3 (and ports easy), addresses the language
>> scalability issues of JavaScript (lack of classes, typing, a compiler,
>> etc.), and can compile to JS as well as other languages? Haxe can be
>> compiled into JS, ABC/SWF, C++, C#, etc.
> My angle for now is not to change languages.  We can write in AS3 and
> cross-compile to JS and maybe other languages.  Apache Flex effectively owns
> AS3 because it owns a compiler for it.
>> Why NOT use Haxe?
> -Haxe is not in Apache.
> -There are lots of existing AS3 code libraries I think we should try to
> leverage.
> -I know how AS3 behaves on Flash.
> But again, none of these, even in aggregate, are strong enough reasons to
> a-priori say that some other group of folks shouldn't pursue a rewrite on
> Haxe.
> -- 
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

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