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macblack77
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:21 am    Post subject: assign v assignByRef Reply with quote

noob question,

Just curious, but is assignByRef more efficient than assign?

Does smarty access the byref variables directly as opposed to taking a copy of them when you use assign?
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AnrDaemon
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read documentation. It is only required, when you have very specific needs. Which is an exceptionally rare case in real world applications.
For all other intents and purposes, you must use Smarty::assign().
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macblack77
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the documentation before posting and if you note I did say "just curious".

I was asking if byref was more efficient?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it is a http://lmgtfy.com/?q=premature+optimization
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macblack77
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't get that?? Are you saying you agree with me?

I thought it was a perfectly valid question?

Surely there's an efficiency gain (stack/heap processing) in only passing the reference to smarty for vars as opposed to Smarty creating its own copy of each variable?
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