[osflash] [Flashcoders] Flash player 8.5 and ActionScript 3.0
chris at lol.dk
Thu Oct 6 09:06:15 PDT 2005
What im mostley looking farward to is the binary sockets. Im praying
that they are not handicaped like the curent XMLSockets.
Think IRC client in flash :)
Darron J. Schall wrote:
>Scott Hyndman wrote:
>>How different do you think the language will be? Won't be much more than an extension of AS2, will it? Like I guess they could introduce true private variables or something, so that I'd have to change the access modifiers on a bunch of my methods, but it isn't too tough to adapt.
>The language probably won't be too much different, as it's still
>following ECMAScript. However, the entire Event model / "DOM" is different.
>"ActionScript 3 also supports the core object W3C standard DOM Level 3
>"ActionScript 3 introduces several new language features that increase
>developer productivity and simplify maintenance of applications,
>including the ability to use strong typing, native E4X support, and a
>new Display List API that makes it easier for developers to structure
>and control user interfaces."
>Plus, from http://www.waldosmeets.com/index.cfm?entryID=593
>"A brand new, highly-optimized ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2)
>embedded in Flash Player 8.5; including E4X, regular expressions,
>integrated event handling, runtime error reporting and binary sockets;"
>Notice there's "regular expressions" in there. :-)
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