I'm a Lingo programmer from way back, so I have built up many
libraries of code over the years. I've managed to avoid the
inevitable migration to Flash/Actionscript for as long as possible,
but since Adobe appears to have long ago, it's finally time for me
to jump ship aswell :(
- so I don't have to switch languages when flipping between Flash
& Director, as I do now.
Second step is to provide some of the tools in Actionscript
that I've been used to using so much in Lingo - namely Property
Lists and all their functions.
So I'm looking for 2 things to help me do this, so if anyone
has invented the wheel before me, and is generous enough to share,
I'd love to receive your help :)
of the inital grunt work, e.g. converting lines like "on
handlername me,param1" to "function handlername(me,param1)", etc.
I know this is not really necessary, but for future work and
maintenance, I'd rather work solely with the one syntax.(Even
Microsoft appear to be dropping VBscript and have been publishing
future direction of scripting languages at Microsoft")
2) Actionscript functions/constructors/classes for
replicating the Propertly List object. Unfortunately, associative
arrays don't necessarily maintain any internal order (unless
sorted), so it's not a direct translation. Has anyone already
written an Actionscript class that provides the same functions and
behaviour as a Lingo Property List?
Any other tips on Lingo -> Flash migration are most
welcome. I'd appreciate your experienced advise :)