[thelist] ASP: More Selective Select

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Fri Jul 4 00:19:49 CDT 2003

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
(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).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rudy" <r937 at interlog.com>
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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
: > 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
: 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
: y'all work with data dictionaries and/or schema scripts, right?
: rudy
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