On 03/07/2009, at 11:00 AM, Bryan Tong Minh wrote:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Brion
I'd really _like_ to be able to avoid having to require external
executables either, if it can be managed, but that's harder since it
means having a pure PHP implementation of the scripting language.
We could always have a default implementation in PHP, and optionally
provide the same functionality but faster in a C module.
Writing an interpreter for a language is not trivial. Writing it in C,
and then porting to PHP is even worse.
Even if you could find somebody to write it, it would have to be
reviewed, as well.
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