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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: FalconJS "Demo" checked in
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:35:47 GMT
And [1] is:


On 11/28/12 1:23 PM, "Alex Harui" <> wrote:

> On 11/28/12 12:32 PM, "Kevin Newman" <> wrote:
>> It looks like adobe.js is using the constructor method as a kind of
>> marker function, and compiling the actual constructor into the 'init'
>> method (which is weird IMHO, since you can inherit from the parent
>> constructor, and protect the prototype chain without calling the
>> constructor via other means - and many AS3 classes may already
>> legitimately be using an init method for other purposes, creating a
>> collision).
> FWIW, the adobe.js file was cooked up by me.  The original engineer did not
> include it in the donation and I never saw his version.  Based on some
> comments in the FalconJS code, I started with the code at [1] and modified
> it until it actually did something.  So, since I'm a JS newbie I could have
> screwed up something, but I'm pretty sure the code at [1] is the correct
> starting point for what FalconJS outputs.
> The init() name collision caught me too, but I think it would be easy to
> change it so something a bit more obfuscated.
>> So, the adobe.extend( 'name', SuperRef ) - the SuperRef is the marker
>> function, and when you call extend it should be invoking the super
>> constructor (line 88 in adobe.js).
>> For methods, if a method name exists on parent, and also exists on
>> child, the extend method is adding a closure, which will preserve, and
>> then invoke the parent's method in _super() (line 75 in adobe.js).
> As you probably know better than me, the author of [1] is a pretty
> well-known JS guru.  I haven't looked at his other work like Jquery to see
> if he uses this pattern there or has since become a convert to some other
> pattern.  But for now I have to assume there was some important reason for
> every line of the code.  Was it just to get instanceof to work?
> I don't really care what the output code looks like, but I do know I don't
> have the ability to quickly change the output code so I am working on other
> aspects and hoping some other volunteer will do that if so motivated.
>> I didn't notice any place in the example code where super was invoked
>> directly, so I'm not sure how Falcon handles that.
> Did you really mean Falcon here or FalconJS?  I'm not sure I understood
> this.  I don't think you can use super from outside the class to skip around
> an override like I think you can in C++.
>>  From a quick look anyway.
>> Kevin N.
>> On 11/28/12 2:54 PM, Daniel Wasilewski wrote:
>>> Can any JS savvy person here tell me how according to adobe.js module
>>> pattern call super? I just lost my head..., got 3 classes extending
>>> each other and the only top one call init(); I am preparing those
>>> performance tests for comparison.
>>> Dan

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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