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How can I get the attached code to loop forever?
var user:String;
var cpu:String;
 
user = userTxtField.text = "" + (Math.floor(Math.random() * 100000));
cpu = cpuTxtField.text = "" + (Math.floor(Math.random() * 100000));
 
	if (user == cpu){
		trace( user + " " + cpu + " = OMG! We Have A match!!!")
	}else{
		trace( user + " " + cpu + " = No Match")
	}

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yes, but why? is that really a good idea?

var i:int;
i=1;
while(i>0){
your code
}
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I don't know if it is a good idea...? Basically, I want to see if I let this run for a couple days (locally), will I get a match. I am trying to see how random it really is...

your code worked, but flash puked with this error:

Error: Error #1502: A script has executed for longer than the default timeout period of 15 seconds.      at random_test_fla::MainTimeline/random_test_fla::frame1()

Is there a way around this?
I dont think you can disable that via code, I did however find this page

http://blog.justgreat.nl/2007/08/24/joy-with-the-script-timeout-period/

which states "Just great; I forgot to mention HOW to set the timeout . Well here is how:
You cant set the timeoutperiod by code (neither in as3 nor in as2). You have to set the timeout manually in the publish settings of your fla: Ctrl+Shift+F12 > flash-tab > Script time limit.
Let me know if you still have trouble."
maybe use the setInterval and slow down the interval. I have an alarm clock I made in flash years ago that plays random MP3's on my computer as the alarm. It has intervals in there that check every 29 seconds. Maybe slow the interval down on your code to around every .1 seconds (100 milliseconds) or every 1/2 second (500)

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Commented:
I changed the script time limit to 60 and it still stops at 10,000 runs regardless.

I realize this is probably something flash was not intended to do and I am hitting some built in limit of the the output dialogue.

Is there a way to write directly to a file?

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Commented:
I'll just have it print if there was a match and call it done...

thanks MM

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