I wrote the PWEE PHP extension to solve this exact problem.
It's great for constants but it's true power comes from "executor
persistent" variables. I haven't updated the web site but it does work with
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Christian Imbeault [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 6:59 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [PHP] Static constants? Server persistent?
> This is a bit hard for me to explain but is there any way to have PHP
> store a persistent server-side constant. Something that will stay in RAM
> and is not dependent on client connection.
> For example I have this code in consts.inc file:
> define ("HOME_PAGE", "http://myip.com/index.html);
> But if I want access to the constant I need to include the file in every
> script that needs it.
> I am hoping there is some way to say to the PHP engine, "this is a
> static constant that will never change, keep it RAM, and share it
> between invocations/children".
> Is this feasible? Is it is I could then "cache" whole blocks of static
> HTML and that would speed up my scripts quite a bit ... AND my my life
> as a programmer easier since I wouldn't have to always have an
> "include("conts.inc")" statement at the top of each of my scripts ...
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