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Actionscript 2.0 support
« on: December 17, 2003, 02:00:47 am »
Hello,
I'd like to break a lance for Actionscript 2.0. It would be great for the AS-community to get a good modeler like EA is and there are thousands of developers for AS (Flash). Actionscript follows the EMCA Ed. 2 standard and is quite Java like. So I carefully guess that the integration would not be too difficult  ::)
I'd love to hear your opinion on this.

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Olaf

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2003, 09:46:28 am »
Hello Olaf,

I will second that - support for Actionscript would be great!

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2003, 07:18:32 am »
ActionScript is a web technology used with Flash, right?  Why exactly would support be added to a Windows-based desktop application for ActionScript?

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2003, 07:45:43 am »
Hi SpoonsJTD,
I do not understand your question. Actionscript runs on desktops, too and in future Shockwave will be written in an EMCA Language, too (very likely AS but thats just gossip).
Java is used as a web technology, too and yeah, it runs on Windows, also.

To be precise Actionscript is the language with which Flash files can scripted/programmed. Maybe you add some graphics and compile the whole thing. Et voilą: you have a Flash movie (swf) which can be embedded almost everywhere or you create a projector (an executable).
More info on Flash here:
http://www.openswf.org/  or
http://www.half-serious.com/swf/format/  or
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flash/flash_file_format_specification.pdf  (if you REALLY want to know)

Actionscript is OO so using a modler makes sense, don't you think?

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Olaf

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2004, 09:55:48 am »
Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by 'integration.'  I thought you meant adding support to EA to allow EA to be automated with Actionscript, when EA already supports a very good standard mechanism for extension.

It sounds like you were asking about having hooks added to support modelling for reverse- and forward- engineering?  This I totally agree with.  The more languages EA supports, the more valuable it will be to the entire developer community.

If the code engineering aspect of EA could be abstracted out, then people could write add-ins to extend EA's code engineering for whatever language they wanted supported.  I'm not sure if this part of EA is easily extended or not (i.e., if this part of EA has an object model exposed).
« Last Edit: January 20, 2004, 06:16:54 am by SpoonsJTD »

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2004, 03:00:23 pm »
Support for Actionscript 2.0 - YES PLEASE!

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004, 12:38:36 am »
Hey, I wrote about exactly the same thing some time ago... although the post have been deleted  ???

It had the title "Import parser extensibility" and basically I was exposing my problem (I have for now more than 60 classes in AS2 and I am forced to convert them to Java sources and then import in EA for UML) and I was asking if the import parser is extensible by the user and ... well the message disappeared without a trace. I either asked the wrong question ;) or this "YaBB" forum is buggy and users can lose posts :'(

Anyway support for AS2 (or a generic ECMAScript 4 parser) would be a really nice addition.

Thank you,
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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004, 04:20:40 am »
With 'Search' you can find your post:
15.01.04 at 07:14:51
You can find it in the General Board

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2004, 08:32:58 pm »
>With 'Search' you can find your post

Well, if I search for 'parser' the only result that pops up is this thread.
However I clicked on my name and then selected the option 'Show the last  posts of this person' and I was able to see it there. Strange, isn't it?

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2004, 03:43:19 am »
I fell in a pit the first time I was using 'Search':  per default it searches only in the last 7 days :o You probably have to extend that period ...

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2004, 05:40:58 am »
>per default it searches only in the last 7 days
OMG  :o :o :o
I've never seen a search/forum with this "feature" :-/

Well, some forums have a setting to show you only the posts in the lasts X days ... but I always set it to "ALL" and this forum doesn't have it...

Thanx for pointing it out!
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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2004, 05:03:50 am »
Please support Actionscript 2.0 !!!

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Re: Actionscript 2.0 support
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2004, 07:43:53 am »
Yes! ActionScript 2.0 for EA!

I also agree that adding hooks to allow 3rd-parties to create plugins that support BOTH reverse- and forward- engineering for unsupported languages is the way to go ultimately.