Zephir is a compiled high level language aimed to the creation of C-extensions for PHP
Zephir - Ze(nd Engine) Ph(p) I(nt)r(mediate) - is a high level language that eases the creation and maintainability of extensions for PHP. Zephir extensions are exported to C code that can be compiled and optimized by major C compilers such as gcc/clang/vc++. Functionality is exposed to the PHP language.
- Both dynamic/static typing
- Reduced execution overhead compared with full interpretation
- Restricted procedural programming, promoting OOP
- Memory safety
- Ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler to provide predictable performance
Compiler design goals:
- Multi-pass compilation
- Type speculation/inference
- Allow runtime profile-guided optimizations, pseudo-constant propagation and indirect/virtual function inlining
To compile Zephir Parser:
To build the PHP extension:
g++>= 4.4 |
clang++>= 3.x |
- PHP development headers and tools
First, you have to get Zephir Parser.
To install Zephir on Windows follow this guide.
Clone Zephir repository.
Then, install Zephir by using command
./install from project root dir.
For global installation add
You can install Zephir using composer.
To get Zephir, run
composer require phalcon/zephir.
After getting Zephir follow the above guide to install Zephir Parser.
The following packages are needed in Ubuntu:
apt-get install re2c libpcre3-dev
Compile the extension:
See CONTRIBUTING.md for details about contributions to this repository.
Zephir is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for more information.