Perhaps the following syntax will help:


var func:String = "yourFunctionName"; 





Keith Reinfeld  


From: [] On
Behalf Of A. P. Damien
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:48 AM
Subject: [flexcoders] Function from string?



I'm writing a game. Well, actually I guess it's more of a game engine. I 
want the game logic to be in a script. The script will take the form of 
a series of rooms, each of which can contain:

. doors to other rooms
. characters the player can interact with
. things the player can pick up and use

Any of these can have conditions on them. The condition can be expressed as:
. Player must have (thing) in his inventory
. Player must have at least X points
. Player must have at least $Y money
. Call function "f"

That last seems to be a problem. I would like to be able to take a 
function name I've read from the script and call the corresponding 
function. Or, alternatively, the script can contain the name of a class 
which must contain a method named (for example) conditionTest.

But I haven't figured out a way to convert a string to either a Function 
or a Class. Is there a way of doing this? If I were working in 
Javascript, I'd just call "eval", but that seems to be forbidden in AS3, 

Can I do this? Or do I have to put all the functions I might want to 
call this way in an array, and look them up that way? Or what?

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