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Journal of LTjake (4001)

Friday January 30, 2004
09:19 AM

It's the little things...

[ #17103 ]

...that bite you in the ass.

First, I had to throttle back on the cpan-smoking. I had limited it to 10 packages per hour, but even that was killing my system (750 MHz Athlon running Trustix 2.0). So it's at 1 package/hr for now. For some reason it doesn't seem to be sending a report for every tested package -- I haven't attempted to debug that yet.

Also, another ASP gripe is with its if statement handling. Take the following example code:

if not rs.eof and rs( "field" ) <> "value" then
    response.write ","
end if

Where rs is a recordset object.

This code will ALWAYS cause an exception to occur because when a recordset reaches "EOF" you cannot retrieve any values from it. Thus it has to be written as:

if not rs.eof then
    if rs( "field" ) <> "value" then
        response.write ","
    end if
end if

Argh.

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  • Yeah, I hit that crappy VBScript/VB bug back in 97. I happened to be at MS's TechEd in 2000 and had the dubious honor of being able to ask questions of the VB dev team. I asked them about this stupidity and why they didn't do something about it. Their response was that they didn't want to mess up existing code.

    I asked, well then, why didn't you just add a compiler directive for people who'd like to have a programming language that did what a logical mind would expect -- like the pcode/native code compi