[thelist] FileExists problem [WAS VBScript/ASP stringconcatenation problem]

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Thu Jul 28 07:43:04 CDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Schaefer
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:54 PM
> I would suggest that you don't give up on what you're 
> currently doing. What
> Josh suggested using relies on something called "default 
> properties" - a
> feature of VB (and VB-like languages) that isn't really 
> implemented in any
> other major language. And it's the type of thing that works 
> 90% of the time,
> and trips people up the other 10% of the time.


While I agree that it IS possible that default properties may hide
programming errors, they are far from uncommon.  Language such as c++
implement them as well, though they are sometimes referred to as "default
indexers" or "default indexed property".

For something as commonly used as the RecordSet object, I see no harm is
using the well-known and well-loved default property to access field values.
I personally don't see how someone could be "tripped up" if they RTFM.  :-)

Joshua L. Olson
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