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converting from as2 to as3 and vice-versa is non-trivial, time-consuming and has not been automated (yet, although someone has made an as2 to as3 converter that works pretty well for simple small bits of code).
i've not had any client issues because all have asked for as2 code except for one client that wanted and as2 project converted to as3.
Thanks kglad. By the way, your input on this forum is nothing less than legendary and I appreciate your help as I'm sure others do. Keep up the good work :)
I think I'm going to go ahead and learn what I can about AS3 and keep programing in AS2 until I have something that specifically needs AS3.
> I think I'm going to go ahead and learn what I can about
> AS3 and keep programing in AS2 until I have something
> that specifically needs AS3.
That's probably a really good way to go, especially if you're writing
AS2 in a way that takes advantage of its object-oriented features (custom
classes, inheritance, design patterns). I definitely second kglad's
assessment on converting from one version of the language to the other:
it's not always a walk in the park At the same time, OOP is OOP. The
syntax and package organization of AS3 is often significantly different from
its predecessor, but the underlying principles are the same. My personal
hunch is that the most successful developers, over the next few years, will
develop a firm handle on both (though they may have a favorite).
So AS2 is fine for now, but make sure to bone up on custom classes.
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