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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Current compiler question
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:02:39 GMT



On 11/17/12 4:47 AM, "Erik de Bruin" <erik@ixsoftware.nl> 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.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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