Since, PHP files are parsed and compiled at runtime, you should try to
keep your source file sizes as small as possible. Source file size is
particularly important with files that are included by other files. Only include or require files you
absolutely must have. Additionally, if you only need one function in a
file, consider breaking that function into its own file.
One thing of interest here is that after running tests on a variety of
source files with varying amounts of comments, I found that the
amount of comments in a source file had no significant impact on
performance. The only thing that seemed to affect performance was the
amount of PHP code in the files. This seems reasonable when you consider
that comments basically are ignored by the compiler, while any code must
be parsed and compiled -- something that is much more time consuming.