If you have have a large number of functions, it might be better to separate
them into a few files that you can include as needed. I use one file that
contains functions needed by every page. I have a few other files that
contain functions that aren't needed by every page, so, I include them only
on pages that need them. But most functions go in the main include file used
on every page.

Separating them will also minimize some overhead if you have a lot of
functions. Otherwise, if your include files aren't War & Peace in length,
one include file is fine.

>>>> [EMAIL PROTECTED] 07/16/02 04:59PM >>>
> Hello everyone, I'm a newbie and have a question on style that I've not
> seen addressed anywhere.  I have a large number of frequently used
> functions that I'm trying to find a good way to organize.  The method
> I'm thinking of using is to simply create a .php file called, for
> example, functions.php.  Then, just include the file at the top of each
> page that needs any of the functions, and just call them as needed.  My
> question is this- if that file gets very large with tons of different
> functions, is that an inefficient method?  I'm not entirely clear on how
> PHP is parsed and passed to the client.  I assume it would be best to
> divide up the functions into multiple files (ex. dbfunctions.php, etc.),
> but is that still the best method?  Basically, I'm just curious on how
> you guys handle things like this.
> Thanks in advance.
> Michael Kennedy

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