The Dictionary class lets you create a dynamic collection of properties, which uses strict equality (===) for key comparison. When an object is used as a key, the object's identity is used to look up the object, and not the value returned from calling toString() on it. The following statements show the relationship between a Dictionary object and a key object:

 var dict = new Dictionary(); var obj = new
Object(); var key:Object = new Object(); key.toString = function() {
return "key" } dict[key] = "Letters"; obj["key"] = "Letters"; dict[key] ==
"Letters"; // true obj["key"] == "Letters"; // true obj[key] == "Letters";
// true because key == "key" is true b/c key.toString == "key" dict["key"]
== "Letters"; // false because "key" === key is false delete dict[key];
//removes the key 

Constructor

new (weakKeys:Bool = false)

Creates a new Dictionary object. To remove a key from a Dictionary object, use the delete operator.

Parameters:

weakKeys

Instructs the Dictionary object to use "weak" references on object keys. If the only reference to an object is in the specified Dictionary object, the key is eligible for garbage collection and is removed from the table when the object is collected.

Methods

inline each ():Iterator<V>

inline exists (key:K):Bool

inline get (key:K):V

inline iterator ():Iterator<K>

inline remove (key:K):Bool

inline set (key:K, value:V):V