[development] {variable} entry format

Gábor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Mon May 4 16:45:01 UTC 2009

Hi Eric,

This is a serialized PHP structure. The reason we store it this way is
that it allows us to store complex structures, like arrays and objects
in the same field.


On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Eric Schaefer
<eric.schaefer at eas-consulting.de> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I was always wondering about the format of the value column in the
> {variable} table (e.g. s:7:"garland";)
> Why the length of the string? Some kind of optimization?
> Regards,
> Eric

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