Stupid ColdFusion Syntax Trick

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I was in a development meeting earlier today and the following typo came up on screen:

x = "That's no moon. It's a space station."; writeOutput (x);

Notice the space? What was odd though was that ColdFusion Builder did not flag it as an error. On a whim I tried it and it actually worked. I even added about 20 spaces between the end of writeOutput and the left parenthesis and it ran with no complaints.

Weird - and useless - but kind of interesting how ColdFusion Builder helped me discover something I didn't know you could do.

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