I am Localizing my php application. I have a dilemma on choosing best method to accomplish the same.
Method 1: Currently am storing words to be localized in an array in a php file
<?php $values = array ( 'welcome' => 'bienvenida' ); ?>
I am using a function to extract and return each word according to requirement
Method 2: Should I use a txt file that stores string of the same?
<?php $welcome = 'bienvenida'; ?>
My question is which is a better method, in terms of speed and effort to develop the same and why?
Edit: I would like to know which method out of two is faster in responding and why would that be? also, any improvement on the above code would be appreciated!!