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Variables Caching: Cache variable values generating classes

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This class can cache variable values generating classes.

It can set the value of a variable to be cached by generating the code for a class that stores the value of the variable in the class code.

The generated class name is set to the variable name. The class file is stored in a configured class value.

The class can also retrieve the cached variable value by loading the class file if it exists.

It can also delete the cached variable removing the class file.

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One way to speed up the access to frequently requested information is to create cache files that store that information, thus avoiding the overhead of computing the information again next time it is necessary.

This class implements an unusual approach to store values of variables in cache files.

It generates class files with variables that hold the cached variable values. The generated classes have a name based on the name of the variable to cache.

The class can use auto-loading to load the class of the variable with the cached values.

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require 'varCache.class.php';

$cache = new varCache('cache/');

$cache->assign('test', 'result 1'); // can even cache arrays which will be stored in cache/ as previously defined in varCache();
$cache->tempAssign('test', 'result 2'); // remporarily reasings the variable "test"'s value
#echo $cache->delete('test'); // removes both the temporary assigned var and the cached one.
echo $cache->getAssigned('test'); // you can even write in an integer as a key

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