Right, it's cool, we're on the same page, my only point is there is no 
functional reason to use them (no pun intended) and in my personal opinion, 
they have more potential to introduce problems. 

 Jason Merrill
 Instructional Technology Architect II
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Jason, I wasn't arguing anything except that IMHO using them makes code more 
readable in some circumstances. It's not an either/or.

We can agree to differ.

On 24/10/2012 15:23, Merrill, Jason wrote:
> That still isn't an argument to use them in my opinion, personally I think 
> the code is much more convoluted that way. Your argument is essentially it's 
> a preference in coding style, not that there are situations that specifically 
> call for their use.
>
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> [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Paul A.
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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>
> On 24/10/2012 15:08, Merrill, Jason wrote:
>> Ok, what's a good case to use them?  Just curious, I have never found a 
>> situation where they were warranted.
> Sometimes (depending on what your buttons do), it seems rather artificial to 
> have to fabricate a stand-alone function to handle an event when the action 
> required is very simple.
>
> I used to always create named event handler functions and realised I was 
> adopting some fixed pattern that was actually obfuscating my code 
> unnecessarily in some situations.
>
> The OP was using an event handler simply to control the timeline and 
> manufacturing a named function to do this very specific thing seems 
> unnecessary. With an inline function you can see straight off what happens 
> when the event is handled, without looking up the handler function to see 
> what it does.
>>    Jason Merrill
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>>    Bank of America  Global Learning
>>    703.302.9265 (w/h)
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>> Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] AS3
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>> On 24/10/2012 14:43, Merrill, Jason wrote:
>>>>> function() { gotoAndStop("divinedivers"); });
>>> Yeah, this is weird and unnecessary. Anonymous functions are recommended 
>>> against in AS3.
>> Really?
>>
>> I used to be of the same opinion, but certainly not as a blanket rule.
>> It all depends.
>>
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>>>
>>> Try removing:
>>>
>>> button1_btn.mouseChildren = false;
>>> button2_btn.mouseChildren = false;
>>>
>>> Your code is a bit convoluted!
>>>
>>> divers_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, function() { 
>>> gotoAndStop("divinedivers"); }); 
>>> scuba_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, function() { 
>>> gotoAndStop("scubadudes"); });
>>>
>>> divers_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.ROLL_OVER, function() { 
>>> divers_btn.gotoAndStop("OVER");});
>>> ..
>>>
>>> Paul
>>>
>>> On 24/10/2012 12:39, Karl DeSaulniers wrote:
>>>> Hello All,
>>>> Long time. If your available at the moment, I could use your help 
>>>> with some AS3.
>>>> I finally got an AS3 job! Yay! But I am stuck on the most simple of 
>>>> things.
>>>> All I am trying to do is make some buttons work... lol Here is my 
>>>> code.
>>>>
>>>> button1_btn.buttonMode = true;
>>>> button2_btn.buttonMode = true;
>>>> button1_btn.useHandCursor = true;
>>>> button2_btn.useHandCursor = true;
>>>> button1_btn.mouseChildren = false;
>>>> button2_btn.mouseChildren = false;
>>>>
>>>> button1_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, function() { 
>>>> changeSelect(1); }); button2_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,
>>>> function() { changeSelect(2); });
>>>> button1_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.ROLL_OVER, function() { 
>>>> toggleB1(2); }); button2_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.ROLL_OVER,
>>>> function() { toggleB2(2); });
>>>> button1_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.ROLL_OUT, function() { 
>>>> toggleB1(1); }); button2_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.ROLL_OUT,
>>>> function() { toggleB2(1); });
>>>>
>>>> function changeSelect(p):void {
>>>>            switch (p) {
>>>>                case 1:
>>>>                this.gotoAndStop("divinedivers"); //goto frame 
>>>> divinedivers in this MC
>>>>                break;
>>>>                case 2:
>>>>                this.gotoAndStop("scubadudes"); //got frame 
>>>> scubadudes in this MC
>>>>                break;
>>>>            }
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> function toggleB1(f):void {
>>>>            button1_btn.gotoAndStop(f); //toggle this button MC 
>>>> frame }
>>>>
>>>> function toggleB2(f):void {
>>>>            button2_btn.gotoAndStop(f); //toggle this button MC 
>>>> frame }
>>>>
>>>> Why does AS3 have to make things so difficult for something so simple??
>>>> What the heck am I doing wrong???
>>>>
>>>> Also, how do you use just a button instead of a mc?
>>>> I tried using just a button and it wouldn't even switch to the over 
>>>> state that is inside the button!!?
>>>>
>>>> AS2 is just so much more simple... sigh*
>>>>
>>>> TIA,
>>>>
>>>> Karl DeSaulniers
>>>> Design Drumm
>>>> http://designdrumm.com
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