[thelist] Application Vars in ASP

Martyn Haigh martyn.haigh at virgincosmetics.com
Thu Feb 13 10:51:01 CST 2003

> >> Each time a user connects to the site an Application instance
> >> object is created and populated with everything added in the
> >
> >I was under the impression that this was what occurred with a member of
> >the Session object's Items collection. The Application object AFAIK can
> >be used to store values that need to be constant across all users of the
> >application thus being a much more efficient means of handling values
> >with application scope due to low memory usage.

So it's better to define loads of app vars with values that are to be global
instead of having a var page which is included on every page?

<snip> A major problem with includes (with VBScript anyway) is namespace

I know all about this - luckily its not as bad to deal with as permission

<snip>This is one of the reasons that I attempt to take a much more OO
approach to ASP programming. Using classes allows a lot more flexibility
with naming, and allows me to create a much more structured

I would love to do this - but can never see the need for it in my programs.
Have you got any reference points on pseudo-OOP in VBScript?

What was the last verdict - functions in the global.asa are alright (as long
as you wtch out for namespace collisions)?



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