> I would agree that performance-wise, there may be little difference in
how fast a
> script runs. And
> for pre-defining variables, sure you can get away without doing that
and php will
> happily help you
> out. However, I find it easier to debug my code knowing whether or not
> remembered to assign a
> value to my variable and where the heck it got assigned from. :-)

This is true. Whatever I write I always have variable *I* created, all
the rest are $_*[] and good old $HTTP_*_VARS[]. I always had register
globals off. So, in this way, since I know that every variable is mine,
why do I have to leave error_reporting E_ALL?

> I would also like to point out that the combo of not registering
globals and having all
> errors
> reported will ensure you get the right data type when using the same
variable names
> for _POST,
> _SESSION, et cetera data. I had a few scripts that behaved differently
than I though
> because I was
> looking for the value of $foo and not realizing that my $foo was
grabbing my session
> data instead of
> what I thought I was assigning it to. I changed my php.ini and now I
tear out far less
> hair this way
> ;-)

Once again, use $_SEESION and this is resolved.
Good point about variable types. Setting them before solves this


Maxim Maletsky
Founder, Chief Developer

www.PHPBeginner.com   // where PHP Begins

> # Nathan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Maxim Maletsky (PHPBeginner.com)"
> To: "'Nathan'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'PHP'"
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 12:18 PM
> Subject: RE: [PHP] Parse Error - Help? (AGAIN)
> You know, I once said the same: better fix the notices and keep the
> "clean". But as I've done several performance tests I came to a
> conclusion that there's no much difference debugging the code yourself
> or let PHP doing it. Often predefining manually a variable resulted to
> me being even more 'expensive' then when PHP debugs it. I think it is
> wise using this feature of PHP. The only reason not to is for having
> full control of your code.
> Just my 2 Eurocents
> Sincerely,
> Maxim Maletsky
> Founder, Chief Developer
> www.PHPBeginner.com   // where PHP Begins
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nathan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 7:15 PM
> > To: PHP
> > Subject: Re: [PHP] Parse Error - Help? (AGAIN)
> >
> > I'll second that one... always better to code with register_globals
> Off and E_ALL
> > reporting level
> > IMHO.
> >
> > # Nathan

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