Just a couple of facts: 1. If Zend did not exist, PHP 4 wouldn't have existed, at least not in any way similar to what PHP 4 looks like today. FYI, with PHP 3, it was impossible to write accelerators, encoders, debuggers and whatnot.
2. Zend published its value-add software *2 years* ago, when it was really innovative. The fact some of its key products were since copied by the freeware community doesn't mean that they would have existed in the first place. An opinion: Like others pointed out, your assertion that in order to use PHP in a production environment you HAVE to have an encoder or an accelerator is ridiculous. If I gave you a set of patches that doubles the speed of PHP, but offer a commercial product that quadruples it, you'd still be pissed and say that you HAVE to pay in order to use PHP in a production environment, wouldn't you? And finally, another fact: There are 3 million PHP based web sites in the world. Only a fragment of them use accelerators or encoders, and you know something? They're doing pretty darn well. Zeev At 16:45 04/08/2002, Acer wrote: >Okay let me clarify, I think that if Zend did not exist then php would be in >a better position. Why? Because something like php-encoder would of filled >the void sooner and everyone would of benefited from encoders and >accelerators. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php