[thelist] CF: Determining which DB used.

Raymond Camden jedimaster at macromedia.com
Wed Sep 12 13:28:17 CDT 2001

> out of curiosity, how often do you find yourself using the 
> global scopes (application, server, etc) to store data rather 
> than just initializing into variables which expire at the end 
> of the request?  I find a vast majority of my variables are 
> under a struct I call "app" or in the form or request scope.  
> In those I don't have to worry about locking and they still 
> seem to work.  From a development standpoint it seems *much* 
> quicker to have a cfinclude file that does a bunch of cfsets 
> to a "local" scope instead of having to worry about locking 
> all the dang time.

Like most of you, I change my development styles from time to time.
Currently, my way of doing things is like so (pseudo-code);

do I need to init app vars? 
	if so, do it

request.app = duplicate(app);

This results in a bunch of sets one time, first hit, and a duplicate
call on each hit. In theory, this is fast, and it still lets me update
app vars when I need to. To be honest, if I were only using 1-9 vars,
and they were strictly read only, I'd probably just use the request

I'm still not 100% sure I'll use this format, but it's working great for
me now.

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