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Best way to set config variables

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Community Member, 75 Posts

15 July 2010 at 2:02pm

What's the best way to set variables in your config file that can be used throughout your app?

Currently I'm using a series of define statements:

Is there a better way, or what other practices do you guys recommend?


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

15 July 2010 at 7:11pm

Are these values going to be editable by the user at any point? If they are then SiteConfig is a good place to add then. For code (devs only) I do as like you with define() statements.


Community Member, 75 Posts

15 July 2010 at 10:22pm

Edited: 15/07/2010 10:22pm

Thanks Willr - these are dev variables only to be used throughout the code in multiple places, and often differ in production and live enviornments.