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one large, or many small files?

I'm asking: for the PHP parser, it's better to create one large file
with all the code inside or a lot of small files?
Can a large file slow down the execution of the script?

Oct 4 '05 #1
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ma***********@gmail.com wrote:
I'm asking: for the PHP parser, it's better to create one large file
with all the code inside or a lot of small files?
Can a large file slow down the execution of the script?


One large file doesn't necessarily slow down the execution of the
script, that comes all down to what the code inside it does.

However, a lot of smaller files does have the advantage that the whole
solution is easier to maintain, and you're able to re-use code in other
scripts without having to insert the same code segment inside every
main script.

Also, uploading a large script creates downtime in the time period
you're uploading the script, depending on the file size of the single
script and your own upload speed.

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Oct 4 '05 #2
JDS
On Tue, 04 Oct 2005 04:04:11 -0700, marco.avidano wrote:
I'm asking: for the PHP parser, it's better to create one large file
with all the code inside or a lot of small files?
Can a large file slow down the execution of the script?


Don't worry about it. Speed differences will be negligible.

From a programming practice point of view, though, multiple include()ed
files often make a large project easier to build and maintain. All of
your functions in one file, an HMTL header and footer in others,
business logic in still others...

Programming practices Haiku

Keep style consistent
Use comments, annotation
Remember to reuse code
later...
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