[development] Object caching

AjK drupal at f2s.com
Fri Jul 21 12:46:48 UTC 2006

> Personally, I find algorithmic improvements much more interesting
> than caching-based solutions.

In addition to "algorithmic improvements" there's also the "programmatic
improvements". I've posted a few comments on this subject but they, so
far, have garnered zero response, possibly because they talk about things
with are "out of scope" for (imho) 99% of Drupal sites anyway.

An simple example is the MySQL INT type. The MySQL C API returns everything
as a string regardless of how the DB actually stores the data. So, you can
be more prudent in how you use these types in PHP userspace rather than
type conversations (the ctype_*/is_numeric issue recently an example of

PHP is a great language for "getting things done" but the convenience can
as a performance price. These sort of issues only pertain to a small
of cases but if those few cases are often called they tend to add up in the

best regards,

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