[wp-hackers] output buffering in general and wordpress

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Thu May 3 08:22:12 UTC 2012

WordPress doesn't use it, unless you use a plugin which does (for
example, a caching plugin).
WordPress works with it on, or off.
You can enable it on the fly for pages/sections you need to use it in
and it'll cause no ill effects to WordPress

On 3 May 2012 18:18, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:
> does WP turn on the output_buffering ( or does it not care? - it
> leaves it up to the php config )
> And if I do turn it on (for some reason - maybe to get a hold of the
> entire HTML being sent to the client), does it in any shape or form
> interfere with the way WP works? In other words, can I just turn it on
> or off on a page by page basis?
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:58 AM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Stas Sușcov <stas at nerd.ro> wrote:
>>> Fyi, I didn't interpret any links, I gave examples on how and when people
>>> use output buffering. You might agree or not, but thats your opinion.
>> By associating two of the references with the word "debatable", and one of
>> them with "mostly not true", you did, indeed interpret them.
>> There is a reason the lower level 'engines'; apache web server, OS file
>> handling libraries, etc. do buffering for you (using higher level
>> languages):  it's because they do it best; it's because they hold the
>> connection to the output stream and know when the pipe is empty and ready
>> for the next packet of data and when it is busy so output must be buffered.
>>> Also, there's no such term _general programming_, it's just programming!
>> There are a number of programming paradigms that are far, far from general
>> programming: high speed I/O for instance, machine control for another
>> example (both fields I have worked in), programming where you interface
>> directly with the hardware; in those instances there might be reasons to
>> handling your own buffering, and to program in a way that would be odd and
>> even a little counter-intuitive to many general programmers. However this
>> is wandering off-topic.
>> Mike
>> --
>> Mike Little
>> http://zed1.com/
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