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From Joe Nathan <>
Subject Re: Tomcat supporting PHP
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:46:18 GMT

Jean-frederic Clere-3 wrote:
> Henri Gomez wrote:
>> PHP rewritten in Java could be a good idea for the core but what about
>> the various extensions ?
> That is a very hard part that needs JNI to load and to interface the API 
> of the extensions. There are also very easily threads and memory models 
> problems. Such a wrapper seems a huge thing to write.
One thing you guys may not realize is that PHP has been forked with the 
compatibility problem. With new versions, old php scripts won't run, unless
you get PHP from Redhat!

What I suggest is that once core is written, extensions can be filled by 
those who wrote original extensions. If they don't exist, just omit them
since nobody is going to maintain it after all.

It might be also a good idea to have good clean new extensions,
discourage ad-hoc vendor specific extensions.


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