On 13.01.2014 18:17, Pavel Astakhov wrote:
something similar before Scribunto was stable enough
and > deployed
My idea is different
I know. But the interpreting probably is too slow for
Do not allow Foxway extension to deceive you.
It is a cheap intermediary, between functions of PHP and extensions
written in PHP.
It understands and executes the commands as PHP code(no more of this).
This allows you get the data from a extension, process these data in
functions of pure PHP and transmit it to other extension.
Yes, there is an additional expense, but they are small.
When you can (albeit slowly) to manage the fast and strong extensions
and use powerfull functions in an arbitrary way, you can do anything
you like and it will be quickly.
You do not pay much, but you have the ability to easily manage this.
Imagine such pages created by Wikipedia users. They can slow down, bring
down or exploit the wiki via calling extensions directly. While English
Wikipedia is one of the top sites in the world.
... Lua VM
also was a bit faster than both PHP and Python some year ago.
I know this, but If
we rewrite MediaWiki in LUA, it will not work faster.
Maybe a bit faster, but their point is different - they run Lua in
controlled almost isolated environment (users cannot hack Wiki), while
it's much harder to achieve that with PHP without interpretation. While
PHP interpretation is probably too slow for high-load and huge English
Wikipedia. They also a non-profit thus probably cannot buy as many
servers as let's say Facebook or Google. So, reducing CPU load it's
important to them.