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Will there be an AS4 / AS 3.1 anytime soon? I really do not want to buy CS5 if a CS6 is going to come out in like a year or two and have a new AS version and then feel stupid for upgrading at a poor time.
I seriously doubt there will be an AS4 in the near future, and if if there is an AS3.1, it wont be too different to current AS3
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At 5/15/10 07:45 PM, GustTheASGuy wrote: In short, there was a proposal being worked on, but it was canceled. haXe is already long better than the proposal, and it's safe to say it's better than AS ever could be.
Agreed , haXe also has much better (and stricter) data typing , its also multi purpose and comes with many more ways to declare variables and everything is much more logical in haXe, combine it with notepad++ or flashDevelop and you'll never need AS4 , i doubt adobe could really make an update worth the money what with all their gimmicking craze
At 5/15/10 08:37 PM, CaptainPoncho wrote: I would kill for AS4 with function overloading, operator overloading, and pure virtual classes.
AS can't have overloading. It doesn't exactly have any sugar either. And don't you mean interfaces?
At 5/15/10 08:43 PM, GustTheASGuy wrote: AS can't have overloading. It doesn't exactly have any sugar either. And don't you mean interfaces?
Why can't AS have overloading? I actually haven't looked into interfaces at all, so if those take the place of C++'s virtual functions, I'll take a look.
Oh man, I hope there isn't an AS4 anytime soon. I just started studying AS3, and besides, I don't see any reason for a new version anyway. Don't fix what's not broken...
Overloading isn't compatible with dynamic resolution of calls and first-class functions without delegates. AS instead has default arguments which covers cases where overloading would actually be useful.
Everything else you could reasonably want is given by haXe.
Why should they bother to make another language? AS3 seems perfect. I myself am not a fan of AS3 but I know you can do a lot of stuff in it, possibly more than AS2.
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At 5/15/10 08:54 PM, LDAF wrote: Don't fix what's not broken...
I HATE it when people say that about anything, that's a horrible attitude.