[osflash] AS2 Code Refactoring, Eclipse Plugin
flashdev at relivethefuture.com
Sun Mar 11 13:21:19 EST 2007
Carlos Rovira wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> It's awesome the work you all have accomplished : ). I would like to
> know if
> there's plans to complete the AS3 grammar and choose between AS2 and
> AS3, as
> many of us now go the new AS3 way.
I really dont know, i guess so at some point.
I've only just got projects where they will accept flash 8, and that wasnt an
easy sell. I still have some big projects that are 7 only and need maintaining
so my focus is on AS2 and creating the tools I want to make that easier.
I dont know how far advanced is the AS3 grammar that David Holroyd is working on
for his meta-as project
Or if the AS3 model it generates is suitable for developing dev tools. Maybe he
can tell us, or maybe you can investigate :)
A lot of the work that is being done could be re-used to some degree for AS3
like the viewer, logger, classpath and build management. You're more than
welcome to help out and try to help us keep a clean seperation between the tools
and the language so that AS3 support can move in parallel with the AS2. It
wouldnt be too hard to get a basic AS3 setup with simple editing and building
because they dont rely on the language model and there is a command line compiler.
Also I know there are already some issues concerning multiple project natures
and deciding which editor to open because an .as file can be as2 or as3.
So there is plenty to think about, I know youre busy as im sure we all are but
any contributions are warmly welcome.
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