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PHP at the speed of C

Michael Maclean demonstrates how a 2100% performance gain can be achieved when rendering a Mandelbrot fractal using Recki-CT, a PHP compiler written in PHP. Recently, Anthony Ferrara (known throughout the Internet and beyond as @ircmaxell) and Joe Watkins (similarly well-known as @krakjoe) have been working on a new set of toys for solving this problem while staying on the “standard” PHP runtime. Recki-CT is a set of tools that...