My apologies. If you're talking about objects in a database, then I agree: don't embed the type in the name. Usually there's: (a) plenty of documentation handy about what the type is -and- (b) most modern databases have visual tools that will quickly tell you what the type is I was talking about writing code (and variables contained therein). Cheers Ken ----- Original Message ----- From: "rudy" <r937 at interlog.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 2:58 PM Subject: Re: [thelist] ASP: More Selective Select : > : can't remember whether you declared MaxEmployeeSalary : > : as a number or a string? perhaps your methodology needs : > : an overhaul : > : > ...and the guy that takes over your job (or your co-workers on the : > development team), maintaining your old code, will love you for not using : > Hungarian notation (or some kind of naming system...) : : ken, i can't figure out if that was sarcasm or not : : are you saying that hungarian notation is advisable? or isn't? : : i say it isn't : : : see, in my world, a column called MaxEmployeeSalary has *gotta* be numeric, : because it's a Salary field : : LastName? string, because it's a Name : : IsActive? tinyint, with values 0 or 1 (it wants to be a boolean, but i : won't let it) : : we are verging awfully close to a topic that data modellers love to talk : about -- domains (although i have yet to see a data modeller, myself : included, actually convince a DBA to implement them) : : in any case, if you forget what the datatype of a field is, just look it up : : y'all work with data dictionaries and/or schema scripts, right? : : : rudy : : -- : * * Please support the community that supports you. * * : http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ : : Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk : : For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester : and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org : Workers of the Web, evolt !