I would suggest you write a method (called mydb() for example) that connects to your database, and if needed, call it from your constructor like: $this->mydb(); This way you can always reuse the method from other code.
hth, Steve. -----Original Message----- From: Mark Armendariz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 2:44 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] PHP - class question Hello, To begin.. i'm new to the list... I'm trying to learn good practices in OOP based PHP. I'm actually a bit new to OOP in general, but I've done quite a bit of reading and playing around with it in the past couple of months. What I'm trying to figure out is the proper way to call a class from a class. I dont mean by extending the class, but actaully just getting the functions... For instance... I'm trying to connect to a Database (database class) from my gen_XML class. Do I include the database class in the gen_XML constructor? Do I set a gen_XML variable as a database object (i.e. $this->mydb)? I hope my question makes some sense... Your help is appreciated... Mark Armendariz -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php