[thelist] ColdFusion question

zac zac at pixelgeek.com
Tue Apr 3 21:41:10 CDT 2001

jeff wrote:

> like what?  i've been using cf solid since v3.0 and have had no problems
> using cffile to write files -- ever -- and i've used cffile alot.  i've used
> it on nt4, win2k, and linux with the majority of that experience on windows.

Memory leak (most likely fixed), CPU usage spikes, threading problems. I had
one server that was rendered unusable if we tried using CFFile. YMMV as it
isn't consistent (and to be honest it appears to be a Win issue as much as a
CF issue) but its problematic enough that I wouldn't use it for something
unless it was necessary.
> it's true that you should always evaluate what you're trying to do and how
> you're trying to do it.  however, in this case, we're working on trying to
> solve a problem for another user -- granted they should probably
> re-evaluate.  having said that though -- there is a solution that will work
> which i've outlined in very simply terms.

I just happen to think its not the optimal solution. Primarily because I
think its the wrong question to be asking (based on my incomplete knowledge
of the context of the question).

And I understand that the issue is trying to solve a problem for another
user here but if the question isn't phrased correctly or is based on an
incorrect assumption isn't it better to ask them to re-evaluate their
preconceptions instead of going to lengths to solve the wrong problem?


If you have to choose the lesser of two evils then maybe its time to
think about rephrasing the question.

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