[thelist] PHP User Defined Functions

Kristy Frey kristenannfrey at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 2 14:50:25 CST 2002

> Now, dealing with a variable amount of arguments with the functions (some 
> functions take two arguments, some one, some zero, etc...) could prove 
> challenging, but PHP.net has a section devoted to such concerns. I wish I 
> had more time to research it:

I like the idea ...but as you state the argument passing is a definite problem ...plus, sometimes
I pass by reference and that is a real issue...

As far as including every function file - many of my scripts will only call a few and I agree it
would be a waste to include the ones I dont use.

The "master function file" idea seems like a lot of overhead too.  Plus - I work in an office that
doesn't have a web test environment and I often am forced to make changes to live files "on the
fly".  If I have to make a quick change to a function and I break it / or have a syntax error,
only the scripts including that particular function file will break.  I can't risk having live
areas of the site go down because the "master function file" has a syntax error.  Yeah, I know
coding like this sucks but that's my situation and changing it is "not in the budget" right now.

Thanks for the ideas!  

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