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New JIT PHP Compiler

It seems that Facebook is working on a new PHP compiler that will fasten a lot how PHP runs on servers. This would be of major importance — if it becames FL/OSS — to big projects like Care2x.

Most of Care2x code does not change so often so it will be really neat if it was compiled hence, as Crowley said, “A JIT (Just In Time) compiler compiles frequently-executed portions of the program to machine code for speed while maintaining the flexibility of interpreted code” and this will dramatically improve Care2x usability in high demand environments like urgency units.

Of course, we already have APC, Memcache and eAccelerator and Facebook uses for quite some time APC but I too think that this could be a neat enhancement to those and a new option to choose from is always good. And better if it is released under some sort of truly Free and Open Source License.


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