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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 24, @04:16AM   Printer-friendly
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PHP Foundation Announced

The PHP Foundation has been announced as an entity for funding the work of developing the PHP language.

For more information regarding the structure and purpose of the foundation, please check out the blog post at:

This seems to be sparked by Nikita Popov, one of the main contributers to the language, switching focus to LLVM:

Nikita is leaving JetBrains as of December 1 and will spend significantly less time on PHP. As sad as it is to see him go, we congratulate Nikita and wish him every success in his new journey!

[...] In May 2021, right after Joe Watkins published his Avoiding Busses blog post, we started discussing the idea of a PHP Foundation. It's not something new and has been floating around for a long time.

[...] We were proceeding rather leisurely, thinking that the problem was not critical. However, Nikita's decision forced us to intensify our work on the foundation.

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  • (Score: 2) by bmimatt on Wednesday November 24, @10:49PM (1 child)

    by bmimatt (5050) on Wednesday November 24, @10:49PM (#1199375)

    It's been well over a decade since I wrote anything in PHP, so there may be newer and/or cooler things now. Back then there were compilers that generated machine code as their output and you could even use them for locking the code down, so it could not be run on different machines (a sort of basic 'licensing' tool). They may have built something similar into newer versions of PHP. The pre-compiled machine code ran a lot faster at scale. nginx scales better and is not as bloated as httpd aka. 'Swiss Army tool' of web servers.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:06AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 25, @01:06AM (#1199397)

    "nginx scales better and is not as bloated as httpd aka. 'Swiss Army tool' of web servers."

    i think you think i'm referring to Apache web server in OpenBSD repos as apache-httpd, but i'm referring to OpenBSD's own web server, unfortunately also named httpd. :) i already use nginx for many years and also prefer it to apache but OpenBSD's httpd should be more secure and less bloated than nginx. :)