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

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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