> -----Original Message----- > From: Nathan Rixham [mailto:nrix...@gmail.com] > Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 1:29 AM > To: Daevid Vincent > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: need a find/replace command to fix my require_once > > Daevid Vincent wrote: > > I was reading this: > http://pear.php.net/manual/en/standards.including.php > > and it states: > > > > "Note: include_once and require_once are statements, > not functions. > > Parentheses should not surround the subject filename." > > > > I never knew that. I've always (wrongly) used: > > > > require_once('/path/to/my/file'); > > > > if it ain't broken don't fix it - why not just ensure you do it the > correct way (or preferred way) in the future. > > sure the time could better be invested fixing a bug, writing a test or > documenting something.
I considered this of course. But... [a] Other coders will no doubt take a completed page as a template and modify, thereby causing MORE erroneous syntactical code. [b] I can't think of any other language that uses parenthesis for an 'include' (C, Perl, Java, Ruby, etc.) with the exception of maybe LOLcode. [c] It does seem to be the PHP blessed way (PEAR or not) looking at their examples even. [d] it was a good exercise in learning more about 'sed', 'find' and bash pipes. Not that I wrote it all, but deciphering what others showed me really helped. [e] because I'm a guy and a coder, and that's what we do. We do stuff 'just cause' and we 'refactor' useless shit for our own satisfaction. ;-) -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php