> I have always had the opinion that the more comments you put into php > scripts, the slower they will run because there is more data to be read... > Can someone tell me if there is any truth in this or whether commenting has > absolutely 'no' impact on the performance of a script?
If the overhead of the parser removing comments becomes an issue for you, you'll probably be in the situation where your application is heavy, with thousands of scripts, and a lot of commenting everywhere. As said before, the comments only impact the parsing. So, you just have to implement a "stripcomment" script, that you run when you move your script from your development server to your production server. And anyway, this would not be significant, unless you recompile a custom PHP version where you remove the comment parsing. This would be intereting if your code was already optimized... Vincent Vandemeulebrouck -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php