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From Frank Wienberg <fr...@jangaroo.net>
Subject Re: [FalconJS] concepts
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:44:21 GMT
Dan,

I am completely with you in ditching jQuery for FalconJS. While we would
have to deal with some cross-browser issues ourselves, jQuery is mainly
tailored at providing convenience for JavaScript developers. That
convenience is not necessary for ActionScript/Flex developers, since many
features are already in the language, and others are in the libraries (e.g.
Flash DisplayList). For Jangaroo, we refrained from using any JavaScript
library, but only provide the basic browser APIs
(jangaroo-libs/jangaroo-browser) and, on top of these, I implemented a
large part of the Flash API, taking inspiration from Lightspark and
DartFlash. Well, one small library we do use is XMLHttpRequest, which is
rather a Polyfill than a library. Polyfills are okay. They just tame
browsers to behave like they should. But jQuery is much more than a
Polyfill!

-Frank-

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