In ActionScript we cannot pass objects by value. It always passes objects by reference. If you need to create a perfect copy of an object you can make use of the following code. I have modified Flash Guru’s clone with support for Array Objects

[UPDATE] included the ActionScript 3 version as well 🙂 It became lot more simpler with the regular expressions

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/*
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   Developed by R.Arul Kumaran [[email protected]]
   for more code keep visiting [www.luracast.com/all/blog]
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 */
 /*
Object.Clone creates a perfect copy of an object
Modified from FlashGuru's version to support Arrays
*/

/*

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 /*
/*
/*
 ************************************************************
   Developed by R.Arul Kumaran [[email protected]]
   for more code keep visiting [www.luracast.com/all/blog]
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 */

 /*
Object.Clone creates a perfect copy of an object
Modified from FlashGuru's version to support Arrays
*/

Object.prototype.clone = function() {
        if (this instanceof Array) {
                var to = [];
                for (var i = 0; i
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