I've been playing with PDO and got quite a shock, so I thought I'd run this past you all. I love PDO, and I thought that the "prepare once, execute many" idea behind prepared statements was beautiful. Now previous to using prepared statements, I used to build up a long SQL 'VALUES' clause by looping through an array of "records" to insert, instead of running an INSERT query on every 'record' in the array. Sensible enough. So should I now dump that for "multiple executes" in my array loop? Well I tried. Here's my experience... I'm using a simple 'members' …
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The with statement allows all sorts of syntactic sugar in python. This snippet defines two contexts: [icode]inevitably[/icode] and [icode]preferably[/icode] which register a function call to be executed at the end of a block of statement. Although they are not very useful (the function call could be written directly at the end of the block, or with the help of a [icode]try...finally[/icode] structure), some programmers may appreciate this style in certain circumstances.
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