oh, mucho disagree-o. i dunno, maybe the people who say that it will slow you down have HUGE projects, and HUGE classes with hundreds of member variables, but i use OO for all the DB interactions (i have a class with get, update, insert, delete methods, etc. for each table) and i think it works just fine. i even wrote a script to generate those classes, so if the DB structure changes, i only have very minimal code editing.
maybe if you're holding hundreds of big classes in memory at a time, this could give you a problem, but even if a user is looking at a data set that has thousands of results, you're not going to be showing them all on a page at once, so you don't need them in memory.... just be smart about your queries. even with all the data being in objects, and lots of those objects in memory, i don't see a big difference. my $.02 jerome >From: "CM" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >I have a medium sized project that I'm started in PHP and mySQL. I think >an >object-orientated approach may be the best to reduce the amount of code. >My question is if I'm using PHP should I even try to do it an >object-orientated manner. I've seen some posts that say that doing it this >way will really slow down PHP and that if you're doing OO you should really >do it in a language like Java. _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php