Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cool (I think?) Railo can have dynamic case values

Thanks to NicholasC from IRC for putting me onto this. Apparently in Railo, one can have dynamic values for case values in a switch/case!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Embryonic ideas

This is gonna have to be quick, as I've spent my "before work" blogging window chatting on Twitter / Skype with various people. So I need to get this out the door in the next 30min.

Over the last week, a coupla interesting (well...) ideas have been presented to me by way of community projects. Which I might undertake.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Survey results: scoping of variables-scope variables

So I'll close off the survey "Survey: to scope or not to scope" now. I got a good level of response: 79 responses. Here's the aggregation of said responses. Including some charts just for you, Phil Duba.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

7Li7W: Ruby Day 1

That's short of "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks", btw: some ppl get arsey when I write about non-CFML stuff on a blog claiming to be about CFML, so it's an enabler for them to know to piss off and do something else instead of read this.

Friday, 25 July 2014

<?cf ?>

I was thinking about this independently the other day, but then the same question came up on Stack Overflow today: "Is there a shorthand for <cfoutput>", in which the punter asks if this sort of thing is possible in CFML:

<input name="LastName" <?> value="#FORM.LastName#" </?> />

Where <?> / </?> is shorthand for <cfoutput>.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Survey: to scope or not to scope

And, indeed as the old trope goes: "that's the question". I have been looking at some code that follows one coding standard, which says "thou shalt scope all variables". And I look at my code, in which I only scope when needed, and I really feel the former is a pile of... clutter compared to my own code.

However the scope of my own code is much narrower and much less mission critical. And only I work on it. So just because I prefer to do something a given way which specifically suits me doesn't mean that's the best way to do it.

So I want to know how you do it. And with that in mind, here's a survey for you to fill out, if you so choose: "Scoping of variables scope variables".

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Finally had a chance to look at Sean's version of case()

This took way longer to revisit than I intended. Apologies to Sean, as it might have seemed like I solicited some code from him and then ignored it. And, indeed, that was mostly the case other than an initial peek and a "hang on... what? How the? But... oh, I think I see..." and a conclusion my assessment of it needed more than 2min.