Right now I have a script that has reached 400 KB in 4 files (about 3500 lines per file).
Should I split it into more files?
Does having more files have a impact on performance because of multiple
I have a large, 13000 line script that I combined from three others, but it's entirely view and user-management related, dealing with output and receiving input. The functions are in another, 8000 line file, and I make sure there's zero bleedover between the two. No HTML in the functions file, no SQL in the main file. Would this be different if I could use objects? Of course. Can't.
So the moral of the story is: It all depends on what makes you comfortable for the script in question. I have one other that is 5 small files because it makes more sense that way; this one makes sense as two large ones.
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