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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Flex 5 in haxe
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:13:51 GMT

On 11/21/12 1:59 PM, "Carlos Rovira" <> wrote:

> For me, in a full rewrite, the reason not to go AS3 is:
> * AS3 will be killed by its own evolution AS4
Not true.  Apache Flex effectively owns it.  The language doesn't have to
result in AVM2 ABC code.  FalconJS will prove that.
> * AVM2 will be killed by its own evolution AVMNext
Doesn't matter since we are aiming for JS.  But AVM2 will be around on
desktops with keyboards for a long time.
> * If we could get rid off Adobe's technologies, the better. It's not only
> because we, as an open source project, should not depend heavily on
> propietary technologies (if we can), it's because we have the experience on
> how Adobe throw the towel, and that makes a precedent, so they could make
> it again. Confidence in a future depending on Adobe is something that I
> would try to avoid if possible.
With FalconJS that becomes possible
> * Haxe has the key points we are asking for: One language (OOP) - multiple
> tar
And Falcon may make this possible with AS3 as well.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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