[nycphp-talk] file include performance

Ophir Prusak ophir at
Thu Apr 3 14:50:06 EST 2003

The performace hit of reading a file should be very very small.
If the file is read often it'll probably be in the OS's file cache anyways,
so you won't even be reading it from disk.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Vogel" <davevgl at>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 2:19 PM
Subject: [nycphp-talk] file include performance

> Just wondering if anyone has a sense of how much of a performance hit
> you incur by including a file in php.  Specifically I have a script
> with two main branches.  Does it make any sense to separate those out
> into two different include files, or does the cost of getting a file
> outweigh the cost of downloading both branches when only using one?
> thanks,
> David
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