Occasionally I find myself needing to do simple programming (usually to solve a math problem or something…just a few variables, a loop or two, possibly a function), and while I do have access to a computer, there is no software with which to program (at least none that I’m familiar with). In such cases, it would be extremely convenient for me to have a url that would allow me to use actionscript. I would like to create an swf that contains an input text box, a button and a dynamic text box. The user should be able to type in any actionscript, having the desired output equal to a variable called actionscript_output, or any name really, just so it’s the same as txt_output’s variable. Then, when the user clicks the button, the actionscript he just typed should be processed and txt_output will display the appropriate text. If this is possible, it seems like it would be an incredibly simple task…I’m just wondering how I take the string entered by the user and have the swf process it as actionscript upon pressing the button. If I could have the little actionscript hints/clues (ei. highlighting key words, showing the parameters of functions, etc) displayed real-time in the input box as it normally is in Flash, that would be spectacular…but I suspect this would be very difficult (and not at all worth the work). I just thought I’d throw it out there in case, by some miracle, there would be a simple command to accomplish this. Thanks in advance.
Alternatively, you might be able to do this a bit more easily with AS3 and a server that could run the command-line SWF compiler (mxmlc) each time a string containing your AS was sent.