[wp-hackers] multiple calls to get_post_meta back to back as opposed to one call

Haluk Karamete halukkaramete at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 21:30:22 UTC 2013

This question can be formulated as

Would it make sense ( from the mysql quiery point of view ) to build a
functionality so that the following 2 liner code

$fields = array('field_1','field_2',....'field_10');

will practically be speaking equal to something like

$field_1 =  get_post_meta($post->ID,'field_1',true);
$field_2 =  get_post_meta($post->ID,'field_2',true);
$field_10 =  get_post_meta($post->ID,'field_10',true);

First approach will be done with a single but slightly more
complicated query whereas the latter will force 10 sql queries they
tend to be simpler.

What are your thoughts?

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