ColdFusion 8.0.1 adds pizazz to implicit array/struct creation

One of my favorite features in ColdFusion 8 is the ability to create and populate structs and arrays in one line of code:

<cfset a = ["paris","britney","lindsey"]> <cfset s = {name="Raymond",age="Almost 35",weight="204"}>

This is so darn useful I can’t imagine life without it.

ColdFusion 8.0.1 makes this even better by letting you nest these implicit creations:

<cfset s = {name="Raymond",age="Almost 35",weight="204",kids=["Jacob","Lynn","Noah"]}> <cfdump var="#s#">

Which results in:

Now obviously you don’t want to go crazy with this. You still want to keep things readable!

(Sorry for all the blog entries. I can’t sleep and I figured I’d share some of my favorite parts of 8.0.1.)

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