Even worse than cfincluding functions though is the idea of cfincluding a chunk of script into a cfc method. I did it with my programmatic config script for LightWire and have decided that Jared (and everyone else) was right - an XML config file is a better solution and I'll be implementing that as soon as I get a chance. But I've come up with another use case for a cfinclude within a cfc and it has to do with rendering components . . .