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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: *sql driver
Date Wed, 19 Nov 1997 13:37:26 GMT
On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:

> > Would be interesting, but if we don't have some middleware layer caching
> > the responses to those queries it'll be fairly slow.
> That doesn't have to be true.  The way it is done in PHP3 is to optionally
> keep the connection between the httpd and the sql engine open for the
> life of the httpd process.  Most of the slowness from a keyed query is in
> establishing the connection between the calling client and the SQL server.

Same for mSQL and mySQL if you compile it with the right flags. Also
do not forget that for example mSQL caches itsel verry effictively
and allows for a local device connection which is _fast_.


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