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global variable vs passing variable

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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a page that is pretty complex and I have ended up having to pass a number of viariables through quite a few functions etc.

Some of those don't use the variable but a function call inside of it requires the variable to be passed in.

I'm just wondering what is the best way to go about this?

Should I be passing it right through, using a global variable (which I'm reading isn't a good idea) or are there other options?

Presumably there is a best practice for this?

Thanks in advance.
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