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Best way to fetch options

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Luciano, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Luciano

    Luciano Member

    I am looking for the best way (fastest and saving mem) to fetch about 20 options in an addon.

    In my case I need :
    5 to 6 xenforo options
    about 15 self created options
    (3 xenforo native options are needed a couple of times and 6 selfcreated options also more than once - in for each loops for example)

    I found 2 ways to do it:

    1. getting all options at beginning of code:
      $xenOptions = XenForo_Application::get('options')->getOptions();
      each option will be available by calling $xenOptions['optionName']
      ressources used once. but the array could be quite big, filled with options I dont need here.
    2. getting the options one by one:
      Thats ok, but if I have a loop like 50 times, will that take more ressources than just having the array above in 1.?
      Is there a ressource change if I add a "shorthand line" at beginning of code like
      $xenOptions = XenForo_Application::get('options')
      and calling each option with $xenOptions->optionName?
    I know these are peanuts problems, but I want to do it the best way.
    Is there a ressource difference? Or is it only a semantic difference?
    I somehow like the look and feel of $xenOptions['optionName']...

    Anybody have any thoughts?

  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If you are fetching a single option:
    $optionName XenForo_Application::get('options')->optionName;
    Or if you are fetching more than one:
    $options XenForo_Application::get('options');

    $myStuff $options->option1 $options->option2 $options->option3;
    Steve F likes this.
  3. Luciano

    Luciano Member

    Thank you very much !!!

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