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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That's the animator paradigm for Flash development.

    The programmer paradigm is where you make a one-frame movie, stop it in the onEnterFrame, and do everything via alarms or asynchronous user actions. That is, you avoid Flash's conventions and DIY.

    In my experience, the best Flash programmers fit somewhere in between. They use Flash's innate animating power where it helps and just program the rest. In this mixed paradigm, you end up with a lot of nested movies, some animated some not.

    The Flash I've built leans toward the programmer paradigm just because that's the way I think, but the most talented experts I've worked with use the mixed paradigm for complex projects.

    An example of my work [media-landscape.com] which is about 10,000 LOC in Actionscript to play slides and movies in sync with lots of metadata.