On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Stuart Dallas <stu...@3ft9.com> wrote:
>  As for the overhead I very much doubt there's much difference between that 
> and the overhead of prepared statements.

Probably not. As an aside, I'm really struggling to find a case where
it'd be worth base64-encoding the queries like that unless you were
both concerned about someone sniffing your queries over the wire and
sure that they wouldn't think to base-64 decode them. Not to mention
that if your grand idea to prevent eavesdropping is simple transforms,
you've got a larger problem on your hands.

It *will* work, as mysql's base64 decoder won't evaluate the decoded
string as a statement, afaik, but it will also expand the size of
stuff by around 30% while having a, imo, much better solution widely

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