Forgive me if I'm overlooking something, but why not just use a class?

Edward Dudlik
Becoming Digital

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rolf Brusletto" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, 30 May, 2003 17:10
Subject: [PHP-DB] functions IN the database.

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Hey all -

I'm curious if anybody has ever setup the logic to put php functions 
into a database.... here is my thinkin on it, hopefully I can get some 
suggestions on the benefits, downsides, etc.

(in mysql)

CREATE TABLE `functions` (`functionId` INT (5)  UNSIGNED DEFAULT '0' NOT 
                                                `functionData` TEXT NOT 
                                                `functionDesc` TEXT, 
PRIMARY KEY(`functionId`), UNIQUE(`functionId`));

INSERT INTO functions(functionData, functionDesc)
VALUES('function echoNumber($number)
                    { echo $number; }',
                 'This function echos out a given $number');

(in php)
$sql = "SELECT functionData
            FROM functions";
$query = mysql_query($sql);
while($functionData = mysql_fetch_assoc($query)) {
    eval $functionData[functionData];

This in theory **should initiate the given functions listed in the 
functions table, has anybody used anything like this? I have a two sites 
that I NEED to use the same functions and this is the first thing that 
comes to mind, plus it would allow for  gui editing  of or creating 
functions via a secured webpage.

Thanks on advance!

Rolf Brusletto

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