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5. Other performance enhancements

Rewriting core functionality in C/C++ page 5 of 8

A more extreme approach to improving performance would be to rewrite some of the larger and most frequently-used functions and methods in a compiled language such as C or C++. If you can generalize this functionality and feel it would be beneficial to others, submit it for inclusion in the core PHP language or as an extension. This actually is how some of the built-in PHP functions came about.

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