I am sad.

I’ve worked in Flash for a long time. The Actionscript was pretty much always the same. If you wanted a button to go to something, you typed in this:


See? It’s almost a sentence. “On release of the button, go to and play the scene named contact, starting at frame 1.” It was the only damn code I knew. Now in Flash CS3, they’ve changed things SOLELY to make my life harder. Now, to get a button to do the same thing as above, you have to type this:


Why is the word “void” in there? I don’t want to void anything. It says MouseEvent three times. Why? I have to add an EventListener. Huh? I liked my “onRelease” better. But technology soldiers on, sometimes at the expense of designers who like their code to resemble sentences. Alas.

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