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Deleting objects/overwriting them?

Hey guys,

I posted the other day with this "RPG" project I was doing to try to practice objects. I have changed my approach but I still haven't managed to get it working. The full code is here:


The idea is really simple, the user clicks the "New Battle" button and this generates a random monster (see newMonsterCall();) with random statistics (see getRandomizer();). Then when the user clicks "attack" it will simply subtract the player object's attack power against the random monster's hit points and append this to the #battleField element.

The problem I am having is the previous objects are not being overwritten properly when I call the newMonsterCall() function. Therefore, I have tried to "delete" the previous instances by using:

 for (item in monsterObject) {
    delete monsterObject[item]

This solves the problem EXCEPT the battle text starts saying "You hit UNDEFINED for 5 damage", Is there any way I can completely delete all references to an object in Javascript? Or at least overwrite them?

I've been trying to get this to work for about 15 hours now, I really would like some help.. ha..

1 Answer

I have actually fixed the problem of it showing "You have hit undefined" by making a function:

    function badNameFix() {
        if (typeof monsterObject.monsterName == "string") {
            return '<p>You attack the '+monsterObject.monsterName+' for '+player1.attPower+' damage</p>';
        } else {
            return null;

But I know for a fact this can't be the best solution to my problem. Any other ideas?