Wow 58 views, no responses..Maybe it was a dumb question or maybe I wrote it wrong..I'll rephrase:
I know it depends on the context but is it ok to use
$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM subjects", $connection);
if I won't necessarily use all the rows that are returned.
I'll also wrap code tags around my previous post code..I forgot to do that last itme..sorry if it wasn't totally readable..