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Better OOP Through Namespaces

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Namespaces may make poor function pointers, but you’d be wise to not write them off so quickly. It turns out that they have an altogether different usage that can help you blend the speed advantages of public fields with the encapsulation and information hiding of getters and setters. Read on to learn more about this lovely compromise.

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Utility Function: getProperties

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Quite often I have wanted to iterate over the public fields (and getters) of an arbitrary object. Sometimes this is for debugging purposes so I can print out the state of an object, particularly one that has all public fields like a C/C++ structure. Sadly, this is not possibly (with most objects) using the for-in and for-each loops we’ve come to know and love. So I made a utility function that I’m sharing with you all today. UPDATE: getProperties now supports MovieClip derivatives such as library symbols from an FLA

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