Ben, I use a combination of procedural and OOP in my scripts. It depends on my needs. As an example, I use OOP for gathering order information. I created a class which gathers all the order information allowing me to easily access any piece of data in the order. I could do this with a bunch of individual functions but it's easier and more logical to group them all together in a single class. When I first started working with classes, I used them sparingly. Now I find myself using them more and more.
Take care, Floyd On Jan 19, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Ben Stones wrote: > Hi, > > I've been learning about object oriented programming for the past few weeks > and I've understood it pretty well, but I have one question. Usually with > PHP scripts I make, all the functionality for a specific page is in the > actual PHP file, and I'd use PHP functions in a separate directory which > would be included in whichever PHP file needs specific functions I have > created. The functions would be for the specific things in my script, such > as validation checks, functionality that will be used/repeated a lot > throughout my script, etc. What I don't understand about OOP is what its > primary purpose is for. Do I use OOP for all the functionality of my > application, in separate directories, and include these specific class files > and call the methods to complete specific functionality needed for whatever > PHP file I'm working on, or is OOP used for specific functionality like I > would with functions? Essentially what I'm asking is what is the primary > purpose for OOP? Hope you understand. > > Thanks, -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php