Then you are going to have to lock a text file, but chances are you will
end up deadlocking things. I'd rethink the whole thing if I were you.
On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, vic wrote:
> I have no database, this has to be done in PHP
> - Vic
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rasmus Lerdorf [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 3:05 PM
> To: vic
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [PHP] count link clicks
> > Really? That sounds more complicated than I think I need it to be,
> > I use something like:
> > '<a href="'.$PHP_SELF.'?add_form='.$value.'">'
> > and somehow (this is what I need to know) get $value to increase in
> > value as the user clicks on the link again and again...
> Nope, you would be fighting race conditions forever with an approach
> that. You need an atomic way to increment a counter. The best way to
> that is to use the builtin atomicity of a database engine.
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