joel at fentin.com
Sun Aug 1 23:41:09 CDT 2004
I am working on an application which has different programs (main
modules) that all share the same database. ModifyProduct.pl,
AddProduct.pl, and DeleteProduct.pl for example. And there are more.
Only one runs at a time.
I can repeat lines like the following and many others in each program:
my $ref = $dbh->selectall_arrayref("$Select $From $Where $Order");
Or I can set up a package for all of that (Utility.pl) where I stick all
such utilities. And if I do so, and if I open the database connection in
the utility, I presume I must do ALL database work through the utility.
At the moment it feels handier to simply duplicate the above lines and
many others in each main module.
I have no size or speed issues.
Currently I leave the connection to the database open until the program
no longer runs. Perhaps I should open, do a select, and close with each
call to the database?
Are there common practices I should be aware of? Any suggestions?
Joel Fentin tel: 760-749-8863 FAX: 760-749-8864
Contact me: http://fentin.com/me/ContactMe.html
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