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  1. Here is an equivalent example in ActionScript: // Without reflection var foo:Foo = new Foo()

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  2. In computer science, reflection is the process by which a computer program can observe and modify its own structure and behavior

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  3. The programming paradigm driven by reflection is called reflective programming

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  4. In most modern computer architectures, program instructions are stored as data - hence the distinction between instruction and data is merely a matter of how the information is treated by the computer and programming language

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  5. Normally, 'instructions' are 'executed' and 'data' is 'processed'; however, in some languages, programs can also treat instructions as data and therefore make reflective modifications

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