On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:25, Hansen, Mike <mike.han...@atmel.com> wrote:
> Is PEAR supposed to be the CPAN for PHP, or is there another  repository of 
> PHP modules that is used by the typical PHP developer?

    PEAR is to PHP what CPAN is to Perl, yes.... but there's really no
such thing as PHP modules that are "used by the typical PHP developer"
--- specifically because there's no typical developer with PHP.
There's a huge variety of RADs/IDEs that work great with PHP, as well
as frameworks, extensions, libraries, et cetera.  For that reason, the
PHP developer is a unique entity; there may be similarities, but
that's as far as it goes, really.

    That said, your best bet is to try PEAR for yourself and see what
you think, but always keep fresh with changes and such, including
reviewing other libraries.  As I said, a lot of PEAR code is older and
unmaintained.  Some isn't even compatible with PHP5.  Your best
judgment and experience is the true measure of success, not any
specific repositories or collections.

</Daniel P. Brown>
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