Christopher W. Allen-Poole professional blog

March 10, 2010

Note on OCI8 and PHP

Filed under: Uncategorized — frageanonym @ 3:05 pm

If using the extended pecl compilation process (found in most tutorials), you need to make sure that you are using the right software for your platform: there are two 64 bit builds of Oracle instantclient, make sure you use the right one.


Filed under: Uncategorized — frageanonym @ 2:52 am

Oracle instant client is a terrible piece of software which deserves to be taken out of my misery.

March 9, 2010

Another groan…

Filed under: Uncategorized — frageanonym @ 5:31 pm

It strikes me that the vast majority of my work in this database could be done by a series of stored procedures which no one has written yet. I will fix that.

Inefficiency frustrates me. It gets in the way of being lazy. (j/k)
Solution: work harder so that the inefficiency isn’t there anymore.
Result: More work done faster… same work/hour ratio though because there is more work…

March 7, 2010

More work on RecursiveIterator

Filed under: Uncategorized — frageanonym @ 5:26 pm

I realized that there were some errors with my comparisons between CI’s directory_map and use of the RecursiveDirectoryIterator. I was, in essence, calling the RDI iteration twice where that was unnecessary. An updated test shows that RDI with RII runs about 10% faster than the CI equivalent.

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