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Chapter 28. The Basics of ActionScript > Object-Oriented Programming

Object-Oriented Programming

ActionScript is now at version 2.0, and is more than ever an object oriented scripting language.

Object Oriented Programming (abbreviated OOP), is at its heart a simple concept. Prior to its invention, we were stuck with procedural languages (like BASIC), which worked by lines. When you wanted something special to happen, you sent it to a specific line in the code that contained the instructions you wanted to execute. Using procedural languages resulted in lots of lines of code that were no fun to fix (debug) should something not work right.


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