[Phpmyadmin-devel] Re: Re: Removing of grab_globals

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Thu Dec 8 08:15:06 CET 2005

Garvin Hicking a écrit :
> Hi!
>>I thing automatically replacing most of occurrences (I guess that all
>>except composed ones like used in server status) should not be a problem. I
>>volunteer to do this if we decide to make some change.
> How about using constants? They cannot be injected by users, and we would just
> need to search + replace $strXXX with strXXX. AFAIK constants don't perform
> slower than variables, possibly even faster because they can be cached by ByteOP
> caches [at least I remember having heard that].
> Using a function like Sebastian proposed (PMA_str()) would perform terribly
> slow, when used a couple of times within the page, since getting functions
> arguments, doing str_replace, calling another user space function etc. would
> really take up many cycles.
> Regards,
> Garvin
Indeed, constants look like the best choice, apart from the fact that 
translators will have to adapt.


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