||An Introduction to OOP in Flash and ActionScript, Part 2|
|Subject:||AS2 OOP: Conclusion|
ActionScript 2.0. Was it all you had hoped for and more? Yeah, I expected more as well. You have to think about it though. Macromedia cannot very easily pull drastic overhaul on its Flash player - one of the, if not the most widely distributed web plug-ins in the world. An entirely new programming environment would require a new runtime environment which would mean Flash really wouldn't be much of Flash anymore. Then the plug-in would have to basically provide two players - one for the new Flash environment and one for the classic environment. It doesn't seem like Flash is about to jump ship and headers (http://www.aftermarketperformanceparts.com/headers.html) in that direction just yet.
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