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Subject: Re: FLASH: Flash/Director Integration
From: Tom Green
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 03:40:41 GMT

Branden Hall wrote:

> A very big reason that you don't have this kind of thing in Flash is
> because of the language barrier...
> Lingo is a very robust OOP language with many MANY built in functions...
> Flash is a basic half-procedural language that requires work arounds and all
> sorts of hairy code to do things... often that hairy code is very techincal
> in nature and requires a lot more of a programmer than a similar lingo
> script would.

Which is why I was whining about it, Branden.

Designers don't have the time, inclination or patience to learn "hairy code"
or the "work arounds". Walk me through the day to day stuff in a manner I can
understand. Give me the code and an explanation that tells me what I am doing
and I am a happy camper.

I see this all the time in my night school classes. Designers are there to
learn the basics and to get concise, well-written documentation that lets them
leave the class and do it themselves. As a teacher, yourself, I will bet you
have yet to have any student sit there and say, "Yeah, I'm here for the hairy
code." Usually, it is, "So that's how you code a preloader. Cool." The reason
we get that response, is because we used language the designer understood and
walked the student patiently and carefully from "Start Flash" to "Insert the
final .swf into Dreamweaver."

That is what's missing, Branden.

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