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Old 05-17-07, 11:21 AM   #12
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If you're using PHP5, I'd suggest putting that core code into a class, and then putting the class file somewhere in your autoinclude path. That way, you don't need to require() or include() it, or worry about instantiation issues from other files.

A call like:
$sess = new SessionHandler();

will look in your autoinclude path for a file named SessionHandler.php, read it in if it's not already instantiated, and call it.

Putting the code in classes also keeps variable scoping a little cleaner plus a few other nice freebies. Using classes had a bit too much overhead in PHP4, but they are great in 5.
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