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Chapter 8. Advanced OOP > The Zen of ActionScript

The Zen of ActionScript

Zen teaches that enlightenment might be reached through experience. So it would seem that the more experience we gain, the clearer things should become. However, the more we work with ActionScript, the more we encounter things that appear to be contradictions. Imagine the contradictions appear as wrinkles in the big ActionScript tapestry. This section will give you the tools to understand how the fabric is joined and how to understand the whole of it.

One thing that makes ActionScript difficult to learn is that there is a fair amount of inconsistent language usage regarding OOP terminology. It seems that there are too many people working on the ActionScript language at Macromedia. Each person brings with them a taste of the old country. I'm referring to C++, and Java programmers who continue to influence ActionScript. As a result, Flash ActionScript literature (including Macromedia's Flash Documentation) is filled with varying ways of describing OOP usage.


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