[thelist] ASP - if x = every nth?
Luther, Ron
Ron.Luther at hp.com
Thu Jun 7 09:31:42 CDT 2007
Two kinds of people run into Modulo arithmetic:
those who 'get' it, and those in the remainder.
Heh. Sorry. Had to get that out of my system.
RonL.
<tip author="RonL" type="calculation ideas"
One productive way to spend some free time is to read thru
the documentation for your language du jour! You usually find
some interesting tidbits - even on your nth reading.
For calculations, it's always helpful to run through some
tests to make sure you understand how the operator works
and what the various required and optional parameters do.
Nesting different functions can add quite a bit of power
to your code as well.
Finally, be open to 'interesting' ways to abuse canned
calculations. Sometime (though I will admit they CAN be
difficult to read at times) multiplication by a logical
expression, like 'y * (x>5)' or (for more fun) 'Select
Price + .1 * sgn(DateDiff(Month(Date_1), Month(Date_2)))
as Adjusted_Invoice_for_Early_Or_Late_Prior_Payment From
Table_1', can give you a nice performance gain over
alternative solutions.
[It is best to document anything 'odd' that like in your
code. Let's be polite to the next person to try to fiddle
with it.]
</tip>
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