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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: ABC -> JS
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:11:15 GMT

On 12/4/12 10:54 AM, "Michael Schmalle" <> wrote:

> Ok, I get what you are saying but that is like buying a car with no
> mechanic within 3000 miles.
That is true for a significant portion of the AS code as well, not just
FalconJS.  Carol, Gordon and I didn't write every line.  And many of the
folks who wrote the rest are no longer at Adobe.
> The way that code is in the project, it
> feels like a prototype implementation.
It is most definitely a prototype.

> But I am probably just over thinking... I just have a hard time
> counting on things I didn't make or can't even talk to the people that
> made it to ask questions about why and how they did things.
> At least in most opensource projects you can at least look at the
> development history.
Maybe, but when large donations are involved from companies reducing
investment in the technology, this is probably to be expected.  I would
imagine OpenOffice is in a similar position.
>> By getting MXML to output data instead of code, there is a lot lower chance
>> we'll need to change the compiler going forward.
> And in no way shape or form am I saying don't use what you already
> have. I have my own reservations and those are just my opinions.
IMO, someone should challenge every decision Adobe ever made regarding the
code in Apache Flex.  Sometimes you will make completely different decisions
based on the people involved and profit motives, etc.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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