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p3x
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Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:45 am

Hello,

Maybe someone can shed some light on this issue... 'does include() speed up or slow down a script?'
I wondered this because as it is now all my pages look something like this:

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<?php include 'start.php'; ?>
HTML garbage here
<?php include 'header.php'; ?>
more HTML garbage here
<?php include 'center.php'; ?>
even more HTML garbage here
<?php include 'middle.php'; ?>
and yet more HTML garbage here
<?php include 'footer.php'; ?>


In short: a lot of includes. Is this faster or slower then putting the php code directly into the page? :?

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Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:18 am

I imagine it will be just a tad slower since it has to open other files that include the code. I’ve never noticed much difference to justify not doing it. Plus the time you save on maintaining your site with only having to change/update a handful of included files instead of a few dozen scripts is well worth it.

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Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:22 am

Actually it's slow but more effective
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