Get config value every time or store as value in class

Discussion in 'Plugin Development' started by Dai_Kunai, Mar 28, 2022.

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    So, is it okay to check the config's value every time (for an event that happens a lot), or should I save these values in the beginning in my class to some field variable. I'm not reloading the config or anything, so I think it's okay to getConfig().getBoolean(...) every time but I'm not 100% sure. I'm assuming loading the config every time would not be as okay.

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    Yep, that's fine. Reading is not a problem as the server caches the config after the first read. Writing is what is resource expensive, as it involves disk I/O each time you call saveConfig()

    PS as you said, reloading from disk is also expensive. I was originally referring to the built in config.yml. If you are using your own config, just read it into a memory cache onEnable then you can read from the cache with no impact. It's just the initial read that hits the server harder.
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    I currently have a custom one where I load it in the beginning, is that okay? I only save into that onDisable
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    timtower Administrator Administrator Moderator

    That is absolutely fine.
    My configs work the same way.
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