So I'm trying to store a compressed ByteArray in a
SharedObject. It kind of seems to work, but then I have a problem.
When I retrieve the ByteArray from the SharedObject I uncompress
it, convert to BitmapData, wrap it in a Bitmap (this is so
ridiculous!), and finally add it to the DisplayObject list.
Sometimes it works sometimes I got an error saying that the data
couldn't be uncompressed.
After a bit of thought I think I've come to the realization
that the ByteArray in the SharedObject is just like any other Array
in memory and when I uncompress the "copy" I made the original was
also uncompressed. Even though I never ordered a
SharedObject.flush() the so must have been written. So that the
next time I came back the data in the shared object was already
Does that seem to make sense?
So my plan will be to "clone" the data out of the
SharedObject. But how to do that? The old Array.slice() trick
doesn't work on the ByteArray. Obviously I can just copy every
element, but I'm worried that could get slow. Any other tricks?
Another approach I guess would just be to always recompress
the data when I'm done with it so that it remains compressed in the
SharedObject. Hmmmm… Anybody got any ideas?
Here is my code. It is messy because this is all new to me as
is AS3 and its structure. If anybody has any good pointers on how
to work with SO and storing lots of ByteArrays (and other info)
that would be great!