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Author: Mirza Hatipovic

Variable Variables in Actionscript

I often make use of variable variables, because I generally use interpreted languages like PHP. Variable variables are not supported in compiled languages like C++ etc. The same applies for Actionscript. Because I make extensive use of variable variables in PHP, I had some difficulties solving specific problems in Actionscript. Fortunately I found a trick to solve my problem. But before I show you the sample script I will give a short introduction to variable variables in PHP.

Sample PHP script:

//my_var has a string value of “mirza”
$my_var = “mirza”;

//allocate a variable variable of the variable $my_var
$$my_var = 1;

//the upper line of code now has the same meaning like $mirza = 1; !!!

In words, with variable variables you can dynamicaly create variable names and give them values!!!

Now on to Actionscript...

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Added: 2002-10-14
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Mirza Hatipovic is freelance developer based in Bosnia and Hercegovina. He uses PHP, Flash, XML and ColdFusion to create dynamic web content.
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