Getting the long name(or ID) of a control
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Jan 27 07:47:34 CET 2016
On 1/27/2016 12:15 AM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> I think it was Jacque who pointed
> out a while back that quoting control names results in slightly faster
> execution, since the engine doesn't need to determine if your word is a
> variable or an object name.
I don't know if it was me, but it's true and in some cases it's more
than just slightly faster. I was hired to help speed up a stack that ran
painfully slow, and saw that there were unquoted literals everywhere.
Basically, none were quoted at all (it was an old HC stack and people
had bad habits back then.) I told him to first add all the quotes and
send it back to me, and then I'd look at it again.
He wrote back and said he didn't need me any more, the stack ran as fast
as blazes and was completely fixed. You'd probably never notice a few
unquoted literals, but if they're everywhere it makes a difference.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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