On 24/10/2009 7:36 PM, Kim Madsen wrote:
PHP closes an open db connection when the script is done.
I've read somewhere that in PHP6 this behaviour will dissapear, is this
true? In that case using mysql_close() would definetly be best practice
in all current scripts, to make it portable.
A nice solution would probably be adding a end_mysql() or page_end() to
all pages and put whatever is needed into that function (mysql_close,
I can't say with any certainty whether that is true or not - but it
certainly seems like it is false. Non-persistent connections are
destroyed automatically by the garbage collector when no more references
are detected. See
That said, I believe it to be good practice to close any opened database
connection. All my database methods are wrapped in a class, however, so
I do this in the destructor.
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