I was just reading over this thread where the pros and cons of using
were being debated. From that discussion (particularly Ambush Commander's answer), I've taken away the fact(?) that any sort of include in PHP is inherently expensive, since it requires the processor to parse a new file into OP codes and so on.
This got me to thinking.
Typically for my PHP applications, I have one "includes.php" file which is included on each page, and that then includes all the classes and other libraries which I need. (I know this isn't probably the best practise, but it works - the
feature of PHP5 is making this better in any case).
Should I apply the same "rolling" technique on my PHP files?
I know of that saying about premature optimisation being evil, but let's take this question as theoretical, ok?
posted date: 2008-12-17 06:54:00