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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: [ASJS] Adjusting FalconJS output (no general discussion in this thread, please)
Date Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:08:03 GMT

Quoting Frank Wienberg <>:

> If you are talking about the goog.base() inside the constructor body, it
> always has to be there unless the class inherits from Object.
> This is needed to simulate ActionScript semantics: if your constructor does
> not contain a super(...) statement, an implicit one is added as the first
> statement. If no constructor is specified at all, a no-arg constructor
> simply calling super() is implicitly added (which leads to a compiler error
> if the super class does not allow no args for the constructor).
> Of course, all this implicit stuff is not automatically done by JavaScript
> (as it is unaware of our class system), and so has to be added to generated
> code explicitly. I guess when you are visiting ABC, not AST, the implicit
> code is already present, in other words, you should never find a
> constructor not doing a super() call in ABC. But mind that I know nothing
> of ABC, so this is just a common sense guess.

I actually thought of this very point right after I asked the  
question. The code should already be setup correct because the  
compiler would have barfed and not created the SWF that holds the ABC.


> -Frank-
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 9:14 PM, Erik de Bruin <> wrote:
>> On the second one, I would tentatively say "no, it doesn't have to be
>> there"... but a definitive answer might require some more research.

Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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