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What is the difference between Require and Include?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 14, 2020

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Tara Pele

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Tara Pele, Technical Blogger, MCA from New York, New York

Answered Oct 03, 2019

Require and Include are two different terms commonly used in PHP programming. Both terms are a bit identical, but they differ in the way they handle errors. Include () is used to include a file, and if the file is not found, it will pop up a warning, and the remaining scripts will be executed.

Require and Include are two different terms commonly used in PHP programming. Both terms are a bit
It is often used when the specific file is not required for the application to continue to run. Require () on the other hand will show an error message if it fails to find the file. Unlike Include, Require will stop the execution of the remaining script. Therefore, the nature of the file will determine which of the terms you used. If the file is vital to the rest of the script to run, then you are likely to use Require.

 

J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Aug 28, 2019

Require and include are two terms that are used in PHP programming. Although they might be performing similar functions, there are some differences between them. The first noticeable difference between the two terms is actually how each performs its operation when a certain file does not exist. Require simply means a file that must be attached regardless of how many times you will have to do that; this means you can include as many as you want.

Require and include are two terms that are used in PHP programming. Although they might be
However, in a situation where a certain file does not exist, the execution of the operation will stop because it will produce an error. Include, on the other hand, will continue the operation regardless of whether a given file exists or not. Basically, the main difference is how both handle errors. Include will continue the operation and will allow the processing of the page, whereas it is not so with require

 

Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic

Answered Jul 16, 2019

Require and include are terms used in PHP. Both are being used to carry out different functions in PHP and are written in this form include (), require (). However, it is essential to note that both are not functions but are referred to as constructs. The main difference between them is that include (), is used to include a specified file, firstly it gives a warning if it could not find the file to include, and then continue the script execution. While for require (), it also includes specified folder, but if the file has been added already, it will not cover it again, it will give a fatal error. If it is unable to find the file, it will stop the script execution.

Require and include are terms used in PHP. Both are being used to carry out different functions in
If the data being included is critical to the rest of the script running correctly, then you need to use require. When going through the code building process, you are quickly going to notice fatal errors if any thrown by requiring and you can, therefore, make needed corrections before finally completing the script. However, you should perhaps use include to prepare an alternative strategy if things didn't go as smoothly as planned.

 

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