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Re: ini files & application scope variables

Postby mjr » Fri Oct 18, 2002 10:37 am

chill wrote:Hi,

I'd like to know what is the best/good way to deal with custom ini files? So far I used parse_ini_file() but the problem is the data in the ini file is always the same – there is no point of reading it again and again.

For example - I have my custom error handler that has such ini configuration file. Do I have to read this ini file always when error occurs?

Or let me put it in other words... is there a global.asa analogue in PHP? or application scope variables?

Or consider this: I have a translation file for my website. I don’t want to read the translation all the time (with every request). I'd like to read them once.

How should I do this?

Many thanks,



frankly speaking, as far as i work with php, ithe best way to create php ini files is creating php inlude files like
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<?
$dbHost='localhost';
$dbName='db_my_db';
$dbUserName='user;
$dbPasswd='asdjhsdlf';
?>

this fales are easily edited by users and do not cost much processor time to your scripts
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Re: ini files & application scope variables

Postby WiZARD » Sat Oct 19, 2002 12:28 am

chill wrote:Or consider this: I have a translation file for my website. I don’t want to read the translation all the time (with every request). I'd like to read them once.

How should I do this?

Many thanks,


You can read about include_once and require_once in manual of PHP
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