actionscript 3 - Global variables and methods

I'm requesting opinions here gurus.

My project requires a lot of globabl data. So my question is which way is better.

1. I can create a class with static variables and static functions - which I import into my classes to get access to these variables and functions.
2. I can create a class with these variables and functions and extend this class as the base class with every class I make.

I'm thinking to use method 1 but interested which you think is better.
With Thanks,
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I'd say first one is easier and safer because you don't have to worry about having duplicate instances you might make accidentally with the method #2...  But they both should be equally the same as long as you are careful about that issue I mentioned...  That's my 2 cents...


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Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems EngineerCommented:
Normally I would use option #2
This way, if required you may make some variables private/protected etc.

Option #1 is something similar to abstract class in C++, which is good for  utility functions/methods
e.g. Math class
jasonb2Author Commented:
thanks for the input mate :)

I've made my constants public and my variables are protected which I access through public Get & Set functions.

I thought that was using the advantages of both methods.
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