4.6.x bootstrap.inc variable_init($conf = array())
4.7.x bootstrap.inc variable_init($conf = array())
5.x bootstrap.inc variable_init($conf = array())
6.x bootstrap.inc variable_init($conf = array())

Load the persistent variable table.

The variable table is composed of values that have been saved in the table with variable_set() as well as those explicitly specified in the configuration file.

1 call to variable_init()

File

includes/bootstrap.inc, line 419
Functions that need to be loaded on every Drupal request.

Code

function variable_init($conf = array()) {
  // NOTE: caching the variables improves performance by 20% when serving cached pages.
  if ($cached = cache_get('variables', 'cache')) {
    $variables = unserialize($cached->data);
  }
  else {
    $result = db_query('SELECT * FROM {variable}');
    while ($variable = db_fetch_object($result)) {
      $variables[$variable->name] = unserialize($variable->value);
    }
    cache_set('variables', 'cache', serialize($variables));
  }

  foreach ($conf as $name => $value) {
    $variables[$name] = $value;
  }

  return $variables;
}