The only one that makes any sense is #2, and that is being addressed with Loader.unloadAndStop(), except for the most part I'm kind of wary about having the Loader class tear my loaded swfs a new one. I kind of agree with Sacks when he more subtly articulates that this is for noobs. I was expecting charges more along the lines of "Remove auto-declare stage instances and ever having to declare stage instances and just use getChildByName()." - but I guess that would be a charge against the Flash.
Thats my two cents. H On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Kerry Thompson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Steven Sacks wrote: > > > Flash used to be a toy, and, up until Flash 8, it still could be....The > reason > > you see so much BAD Flash is because it was SO EASY to use for even non > > programmers. > > Steven has a point (even though I cut most of his post). Remember the days > when Flash's nickname was "Skip-intro"? > > The Internet has changed, and will continue to change. It has gotten more > sophisticated. Browsers have gotten more sophisticated. Users have gotten > more sophisticated. To keep Flash/Flex as a premier Web development tool, > it > has to get more sophisticated, and its users must get more sophisticated. > > Having said that, I'd like to see Flash have drag-and-drop behaviors like > Director has. In its first decade or so, Director followed a similar path > as > Flash. It started out as a simple animation tool with an easy-to-use > language, and developed into a sophisticated programmer's tool. The > introduction of drag-and-drop behaviors brought it back into the realm of > the designer, while remaining a sophisticated programmer's tool. > > Of course, Macromedia made a number of blunders with Director/Shockwave > that, I hope, will not be repeated by Adobe on Flash. Making it more > sophisticated was not one of those blunders, though. > > Cordially, > > Kerry Thompson > > _______________________________________________ > Flashcoders mailing list > Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com > http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders > _______________________________________________ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders