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What is the rationale for the new format?
The data is rarely a simple string type; it is almost always a serialised structure. Given this, I am not at sure that this is an "improved" format.
- Why not just hoist the serialisation up one level and serialise a context dependent associative array, so in the case of a sql query this would be something like:
array('ttl' => $ttl, 'query' => $sql, 'result' => $result)
- The <?php exit; ?> header would seem to imply that you are still thinking of using a php file type for file based acm. Again, I would question this logic because either the LAMP (or equiv) stack supports a proper PHP accelerator cache in which case you would use stored variables (and not stored code), or it doesn't in which case using php incurs the penalties of bytecode conversion without any benefit. So why not just use a straight data byte stream?
- Terrye 17:34, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
- Terry feel free post a question on Area51 in the 3.0 Discussion forum and I'll happily explain the changes. --Toonarmy 23:48, 5 June 2009 (UTC)