1. don't use array lookups, they're slower than using local variables in a
2. Create a string with the all the text you're going to print, then print
3. Hash/Array indexes should ALWAYS be enclosed in quotes unless they're
numerical indexes or constants. Why? because the current behaviour may go
away in the future..
4. There's conflicting evidence that using ' is faster than " but that's not
always true. It is faster to print "<td>".$var."</td>" than "<td>$var</td>"
but the first method could be as fast as '<td>'.$var.'</td>' (see
php.weblogs.com for a benchmark site posted some months ago)
On Friday 20 December 2002 13:45, Ken Guest wrote:
> Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
> >Actually, including files in PHP is relatively inexpensive and tests have
> >shown that including lots of files doesn't particularly slow down an
> >application, so I think it would help scale an application.
>> On something related, which way does the best performance lie? Is the
> following quickest, or is it best to
> minimize the amount of times php code is (seperately) defined?
>> <TD><?php print $my_res[date]?></TD>
> <TD><?php print $my_res[client]?> </TD>
> <TD><?php print $my_res[ponum]?></TD>
> <TD><?php print $my_res[ship]?>kwg</TD>
>>> k., thinking he really should know better about this
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