As I hit the books and learned about Ruby on Rails a couple years ago, there was one thing that I admired about how Ruby handles public and private sections of classes.
A few months ago, I blogged about my excitement about the role that full script CFCs could have in an MVC stack, particularly with ColdFusion on Wheels. In my excitement to try out the new feature, I had spent much of a Saturday manually converting all of my components into CFScript components in a project that I am working on.
Unfortunately, the CFScript part of ColdFusion isn't quite where it needs to be yet.
I'm looking forward to playing around with ColdFusion 9 when I get some more time here in a month or so. One of the areas that interests me in particular is the ability to write full CFCs in CFScript syntax.