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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: Current compiler question
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:00:36 GMT
Before I commit to anything that is in Haxe land or total rewriting  
etc, I am going to experiment with FalconAS, FalconJS and the MXML  
compiler for fun.

To me as you just said, experimenting at the moment with something we  
have is going to be an experiment for me. Unless some chariot flies  
from the sky and lifts Apache Flex into the heavens, I think there is  
just going to be a lot of experimenting with all angles until some one  
starts actually making progress on something.

The last two days proves that know one has any real answers to  
anything right now. The only way to get answers is the scientific  
method of limit your variables and test the crap out the ideas.


Quoting Erik de Bruin <>:

> I understand and I agree. I was just reacting to an email by Gordon
> explaining that MXML 'coverage' in Falcon is at 80%, but that the last 20%
> will take many man-months to finish, something Gordon on his own is
> obviously not capable of contributing. And then there's FalconJS, which
> from the few things I was able to find with a little help from Google, is
> awesome, but only a research project. That means that it has the promise to
> be great, but also that it will require a lot of work to get done.
> Now, I'm not (very) impatient, so if you can only get into details after
> the donation clears, I understand, but meanwhile the conversation seem to
> be about re-writing this and using that, anything but what we actually have
> available at the moment. I was looking at our resources and thinking about
> alternatives… and thought we should consider this as an option, or at least
> discuss using what we have and know to work.
> EdB
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
>> On 11/17/12 4:47 AM, "Erik de Bruin" <> wrote:
>> > As a complete compiler noob, but can somebody answer this:
>> >
>> > Can we not build a 'mxmlcJS'? I understand that Falcon was specifically
>> > designed to have a 'variable backend' that allows for FalconJS to be
>> hooked
>> > in. Is something like that feasible with the 'previous generation'
>> > compiler(s)?
>> >
>> > The advantage would be that we have a fully fledged MXML/AS compiler that
>> > works with the current framework, so no need to rewrite the framework,
>> nor
>> > invest heavily in finishing the remaining 20% of the Falcon MXML parsing
>> > and finish FalconJS. We would 'only' have to rewrite the part of the
>> > compiler that currently outputs 'abc' and the browser side player
>> > (HTML/CSS/JS) :-)
>> >
>> > Thoughts?
>> >
>> In theory, Falcon should also be faster.  And, IMO, the code is cleaner and
>> has fewer SDK dependencies which will be to our advantage when trying to
>> get
>> to other targets.
>> -
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
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