>>I hate to say it, but AS3 is kind of dying. 

It's the platform that is taking the big hit (Flash player)  therefore AS3 is 
decreasing in use because the platform is decreasing in use. It's not because 
AS3 lost favorability, the player did. 

 Jason Merrill
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Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] AS3

I don't think there is going to be an AS4. The ECMA Script committee was 
working on a new standard at one point, but they disbanded 2-3 years ago 
without issuing a standard for ECMA Script 4.

Adobe have been adding capabilities, such as sort, and I expect they will 
continue to add capabilities. They might even call a new release ActionScript 
4, but it won't meet any ECMA standard.

I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. AS3 is a mature, robust language 
that has most of the features found in Java, JavaScript, and even
C++. To go much beyond what they already have, it would almost mean a 
new programming paradigm.


Kerry Thompson

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Kevin Newman <capta...@unfocus.com> wrote:

> I hate to say it, but AS3 is kind of dying. My hope is AS4 (or 
> whatever they end up calling Actionscript Next) with it's gaming 
> focus, will revitalize things a bit.
> Kevin N.
> On 10/26/12 11:11 AM, tom rhodes wrote:
>> how depressing that a simple AS3 question has turned into a thread 
>> about how everyone is now coding JS!!
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