They are much the same, both "include" a file.

To quote the PHP manual "require() and include() are identical in every way
except how they handle failure. include() produces a Warning while require()
results in a Fatal Error. In other words, don't hesitate to use require() if
you want a missing file to halt processing of the page. include() does not
behave this way, the script will continue regardless. Be sure to have an
appropriate include_path setting as well."

That said I would use require_once and include_once instead of just include
and require, these functions ensure the file is only included once which
prevents a lot of problems.


-----Original Message-----
From: David McInnis [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: [PHP] require() vs include()

Are these redundant functions or are they different?  I seem to be able
to use the interchangeably.

David McInnis

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