in reply to MySQL DBI Help
On a note totally unrelated to your question, I couldn't help but notice your SQL:
SELECT * FROM emails
I do a lot of heavy database work and I've been bitten by this type of SQL many times. As a general rule, when trying to write maintainable code, it's a good idea to be very specific about what you will allow. For example, consider the following SQL statement:
SELECT userid, email, contest FROM emails
That SQL statement has a variety of benefits:
If you're just writing a small program, or use very simple logic as what you have above, these issues may be less likely to impact you. However, as you do more and more work with databases, getting in the habit of stating explicitly what you want will reap tremendous rewards.
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