[thelist] Backend of a shopping cart system...

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Fri Apr 5 09:45:01 CST 2002


I'll take a look at them, but like you said I'd rather not work with storing
objects (as opposed to arrays which are not considered objects in VBS) in
the session collection.  It starts to eat up server resources like nobody's
business! ;)

But thanks for the suggestion.  I've used these HashTables in Java before,
didn't know they were available in VBS.

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Joshua Olson
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Blessing" <webguy at mail.rit.edu>
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 9:30 AM
> Subject: RE: [thelist] Backend of a shopping cart system...
> > Is a linked list like a collection object?  FWIW I'm using ASP
> here to do
> > all this. ;)
> If I was doing this in ASP I'd be tempted to use the HashTable
> object.  You
> can insert items by sku code, id, or whatever suits your needs because it
> uses strings as keys.  Using a hash table you can quickly delete an item
> from the basket without even knowing it's index!
> Using a database is probably a better idea, altogether, but if you decide
> not too, the HashTable could be a quick substitute for Arrays.
> Warning: it is probably NOT a good idea to store complex
> structures--such as
> HashTables--in session variables.  Some articles I've read talk about some
> of the issues involved in storing objects in the Session.  I
> can't remember
> exactly where I read it, but most like from 4Guys.
> HTH,
> -joshua
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