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    Is spl_autoload_register() too lazy


    Do you recommend using spl_autoload_register(), or should I always include require_once()?

    PHP Code:
    spl_autoload_register(function ($class) {
        
    $class=strtolower($class);
        if(
    file_exists('/some/path/to/my/classes/'.$class.'.php'))
            {require_once 
    '/some/path/to/my/classes/'.$class.'.php';}
    }); 
    What about when the parent class exists in the same directory as the child class? Also, include a "require_once", or don't bother?
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    this is perfectly fine and actually opens you up for a much more sane filestructure. I've worked at companies with thousands of class files, child classes, etc. The autoloaders become very useful when your classes are actually located in hundreds of directories with the paths determined by the class name.

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