Import statements

Most of you probably agree that import statements are kind of a pain in the butt. Takes only a moment, but there is a lot of time that goes into adding the 30 lines at the top of your app that make everything work. I am starting to wonder if instead of importing each class I use, I should just import the whole flash framework off the bat. Why not?

import flash.display.*
import flash.utils.

import flash.xml.*

That’s a lot shorter and less work. I imagine compile-time is longer but its not noticeable to me if so. So can someone really tell me, whats the benefit of not doing this?