At 14:47 +0000 3/13/03, Tom Norwood wrote:
>I am currently looking at building a Perl object to handle data from a
>I'm not really sure if it is best to have one connection to MySQL and
>let the object just deal with its own properties.
>Or to allow the object to initiate a DBI connection each time an instance
>of the object is created, and to disconnect() using garbage disposal.
>Although the object initially would only have one instance per script,
>I can't help feeling it is a bad idea.
It's difficult to give you an answer each way unless you tell us why
you suspect it might be a bad idea. Certainly you'll use somewhat
more resources on both the client and server ends if you maintain
multiple open connections. What would you see as an advantage to
having multiple connections?
>Any thoughts welcome, and greatly appreciated,