Reading the thread on mysqli connection issues, I am curious if anyone
knows of a downside to creating a connection from a configuration page
and using it as a global in all functions?
I am used to creating a class and a database handle for functions to
use, but I inherited an intranet that just uses a single "$mysqli =
mysqli_connect ...." in a global main file and the just uses "global
$mysqli" in all of it's functions (several hundred) that interact with
Since I have not seen this structure used elsewhere, I assume there is a
good reason not to use it, but I haven't found one (except for the
security issue in the use of globals).
Could anyone point me towards any documentation on why such a structure
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