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From Erik de Bruin <e...@ixsoftware.nl>
Subject Re: [FalconJx] Prototype ActionScript -> JavaScript compiler code up in svn
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:30:15 GMT
>> 'goog' seems to be the reasonable way to go. I would be a bit concern
>> about name-space implementation yet.
>> org.apache.data.blah.foo is the major bottleneck. And currently not that
>> different from haxe approach. Even after closure compiler heavy lifting it
>> is still
>> a.b.c.d.e.f. It starts with "org.apache.data.blah.foo" as a string , so
>> why not ns_orgApacheDataBlahFoo that will get complied to 'abcdef' ? Just an
>> idea.

Stop worrying: the Closure Compiler (which the "goog" approach uses)
is specifically designed to handle stuff like those "deep" namespaces.
It checks dependencies, so it knows what it can and cannot rename, and
it checks for collisions when doing the renaming. The result of all
this is that you can during development use namespaces however deep
you like - "this.is.a.really.deep.namespace.dont.you.think - but if
the Closure Compiler figures it can get away with it, it will
ruthlessly refactor that to: "a".

EdB



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