Paratrooper Digital

Flash 8 continuously crashing on compile.

While working on a project I found that after a code change flash 8 would continuously crash after attempting to compile a swf. Taking a step back and looking deeper at the last code changes helped identify the problem. The problem occurred due to an accidental class declaration. class com.paratrooperdigital.sample.panels.GrpMenuItem extends GrpMenuItem{ really should have been class com.paratrooperdigital.sample.panels.GrpMenuItem extends StdMenuItem{ The compiler entered an infinite loop of trying to compile a class that extended itself. Perhaps if there was a different class import with the name “GrpMenuItem” the compile wouldn’t have crashed, but it would have needed the complete class path specified to extend a different class with the same name in a different package.
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Nate is currently a Senior Presentation Layer Architect at Razorfish Chicago. As an SPLA Nate: participates in technology leadership team and resource allocations, manage fulltime and contractor resources, represents technology for groups of brands across multiple clients, furthers development of standards within the office, architects project implementations and fosters community and mentoring.

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