Posts Tagged compile-time constant

Creating A Better Assert Function

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The assert function is found in many languages to provide a way for you to check for errors only in debug builds of your code. For release/production builds, the asserts are removed to make the compiled code smaller and remove all of the overhead of the error checking. Flash doesn’t come with such a feature built-in, but can we build one ourselves? Today’s article will try to do just that using nothing but Adobe’s modern AS3 compiler: ASC 2.0.

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The Const Keyword

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Amazingly, I’ve never covered the const keyword, but a couple of recent comments have prompted me to cover the subject in depth with today’s article.

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