[osflash] MTASC incredible fast
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Tue Nov 1 08:57:11 EST 2005
JDT uses an incremental compiler. It compiles every class immediately,
so you never have to press the compile button. I'm not sure, if
something like that is possible with flash.
As long as that isn't the case, i'd like to see my compiler as fast as
possible, because i like to test very often.
hank williams wrote:
>>>I dont mean to diminish the significance of speed, because it is
>>>clearly critical. But for me, the fact that in flex2 everything is
>>>already syntax checked, as it is in the eclipse java environment, is a
>>>huge performance win that might just overshadow mtasc's performance
>>>benefits. I am not absolutely sure I feel this way becuase I havent
>>>done enough project building in flex2, but I do know that when
>>>programming in java, the fact that I can scan my project outline and
>>>*know* that there are no compiler errors or warnings is a huge
>>>performance win. It cannot be understated.
>>I don't know about the other devs on this list, but for me compilation
>>speed is WAY more important than syntax checking... I run into very few
>>typing errors, and when I do I can usually track them down fairly
>>quickly with my log. I do very iterative development, making small,
>>isolated changes, adding a feature here, changing an interface there,
>>and compiling many, many times an hour. A difference of 10 seconds adds
>>up to hours a week in saved time, and since I'm easily distracted (who
>>isn't?) a fast compiler also helps to keep me in flow.
> If you dont make errors, use functions wrong, forget you changed a
> variable name, etc. then what I said certainly doesnt apply to you.
> Unfortunately, I make lots of mistakes and something (either a
> compiler, an editor, or a person) needs to point them out to me.
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