The Motion-Twin ActionScript 2 Compiler is a free open source ActionScript 2 compiler which is much faster and robust than MMC(Macromedia Compiler).
It’s super fast! It is stated on the official website that MTASC can comipler 100 classes in less than 5 seconds which really sounds promising.
Improvements are not only found in efficiency. MTASC provides safer, stricter and less buggy compilation which differs from MMC in minor behaviors yet is compatible with MMC.
The latest version available now (Fri May 27 10:42:27 GMT+0800 2005) is 1.06.
The development progress is really admirable!
As far as I am concerned, we AS programmers should SUPPORT such things. Because it saves our precious time and helps us improve code quality.
And I think Macromedia should notice things such as MTASC and improve her own products.
For more information, please visit http://www.mtasc.org/