Posts Tagged arguments

Default Arguments

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I’ve talked about var args, the arguments keyword, and even the length of a function that has default arguments, but I’ve never written an article all about default arguments… until today.

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Function Length

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In my last article on getProperties, there was one strange finding in the tests of standard classes: the Function class seems to have a length field. What is it? Today we’ll see

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Arguments Slowdown

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While I was working on last week’s article it became apparent that something strange was going on with the arguments keyword in AS3. Last week I showed that even after you’ve changed the parameters of a function, you can still get the original values by indexing into arguments. This implies a copy and a copy implies a slowdown. Read on to see if there really is a slowdown and, if there is, what kind of performance impact there is.

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Argument Clash

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I am often burned by MXMLC: the AS3 compiler. When I am, I find this infuriating and look for the reason why this happened. Today I’ll tip you off about this problem and delve into what it means if you happen to trigger it.

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Reverse Currying

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As a followup to last week’s article on curry functions, today’s is about the reverse of currying.

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Variable Clashes

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Scoping is pretty weird in AS3 for those coming from C/C++ and Java. There are two cases in particular you should know about.

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