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ActionScript: Bad Documentation

Coding in ActionScript can be frustrating. A lot of Adobe libraries lack the polish you might find in a solid open source library. Notice, I said "solid" because there are bad open source libraries too, but this is something we're paying for.

Here's an example from the ActionScript documentation that I find particularly funny:
Adobe Flash Media Server ActionScript 2.0 Language Reference

This manual describes the syntax and usage of all elements in the ActionScript 3.0 language, including Flash components for ActionScript 3.0.

The following chapter is included:

* ActionScript 2.0 Language Reference
Notice the 2.0 vs. 3.0?

Comments

Dan McKinley said…
Bad documentation, bad implementation, bad security model, and (I'm just guessing here) bad human beings working for Adobe who created it.
Brandon L. Golm said…
The only thing worse than no documentation is bad documentation, and Perl.
> Bad documentation, bad implementation, bad security model, and (I'm just guessing here) bad human beings working for Adobe who created it.

Bad human beings? Ouch! ;)

> The only thing worse than no documentation is bad documentation, and Perl.

/me giggles.