# parse ini file cached with APC

Normally APC will not cache ini files with parse_ini_file Therefor I made this function in order to cache all ini files. This means that ini files are not read by every request, but only read once and keept in memory: This will make your web application faster.

    function parse_ini_file_ext ($file,$sections = null) {
ob_start();
include $file;$str = ob_get_contents();
ob_end_clean();
return parse_ini_string($str,$sections);
}


I have added this function to my coscms framework as this uses PHP ini files for all configuration. And it all started with a question on stackoverflow were I gave the above answer.