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Chapter 16. Interaction, Events, and Seq... > Triggering Action: The Timeline and ...

Triggering Action: The Timeline and Event Handlers

The ActionScript interpreter is linear by nature. Unless you tell it differently, it simply executes statements sequentially. In the preceding chapter, you saw that function calls allow you to break out of that sequential lockstep. They allow you to interrupt the sequential program flow, execute a series of statements defined elsewhere in the program, and then return to the place you left off.

For more details on function calls, see Chapter 15, “Combining Statements into Functions,” page 267.


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