Keep in mind that there is no common memory space for all the users. 
Each request is being handled by a different process with its own memory 
space that's forked off of the original web server. (Assuming apache, I 
don't know how IIS works).


On Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 01:52  PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> If I do that, won't the data that I fetch be duplicated in memory for 
> each
> user?  I'm trying to have just one space in memory allocated for these
> variables, sort of like the HTTP_SERVER_VARS.  It seems that even if I 
> do an
> autoprepend that file is going to run each time a user visits the site 
> and a
> new memory space will be created for that variable.  What I'm asking is 
> how
> to set those constant server-wide global variables.
> Thanks
> Roger
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rasmus Lerdorf [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 10:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [PHP] Set Global Variables
> Set up an auto_prepend file that either simply sets these constant 
> globals
> ot fetches them from the DB.
> -Rasmus
> On Thu, 11 Apr 2002 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> Is there a way to set a global variable that all users can access?  I 
>> have
>> some values in a database that I'm reading at the beginning of the 
>> session
>> and carrying through out the session.  The thing is, those values are 
>> the
>> same for every user and instead of having a memory space for each users
>> values I'd rather just use one memory space for all users.
>> Thanks
>> Roger Ramirez
>> Web Developer
>> Inc.
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