ActionScript - Absolutely Insane
With a big name like Adobe, you would expect these people to have a clue.
This is a (hopefully) small collection of insane points -
"features" that make no sense at all.
The built-in help for
You can parse this string into an array of
words by using the split() method, breaking at each instance of a carriage return (character
Everyone knows that
ASCII code 10 is a Linefeed, Carriage Return is actually a 13.
(The web page
shows that this was fixed 11-01-2007 ...
however, as of 01-15-08, it is still wrong in the pdf and
the local help you get pressing F1.)
Unfortunately, ActionScript3 messes up with DOS/Windows text files
which end in CR/LF - 13,10 -
instead of the Unix LF - 10 - line termination character.
The way you write code could not be more user hostile
This is so bad that you would think this is 1985 or something.
These guys must have never written a real program in their lives.
- If you don't memorize the following keystrokes, don't bother developing applications
|F9 ||Toggle the code development page
|Ctrl-Enter ||Test code without breakpoints
|Ctrl-Shift-Enter ||Test code with breakpoints
|Ctrl-Space ||Sometimes, this shows help ... or not
- The built-in context sensitive coding help (where it provides hints)
does not work with any objects or classes you create
- The help never limits the options to what makes sense or is legal
- Everything is case sensitive - even the built-in help
Debug crashes Flash
Flash crashes so often ... you would think it was never tested.
Debug mode is very shakey ... ALWAYS save before each run.
Apparently, this is the error
# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x7c9106c3, pid=2588, tid=3128
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.5.0_09-b01 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# C [ntdll.dll+0x106c3]
I thought I was able to keep Java OFF my machine ... guess not ...
now I've got another serious parasite to contend with.
There is no way to
process pending messages
Author: Robert Clemenzi -