Peachpie, The PHP Compiler and Runtime for .NET

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Peachpie is a modern PHP compiler based on Roslyn by Microsoft and drawing from our popular Phalanger project. It allows PHP to be executed within the .NET framework, thereby opening the door for PHP developers into the world of .NET – and vice versa.

The project is a work in progress, so be aware that is not yet intended to run full applications. You can find more details on the project’s plan and progress on the roadmap page. The project’s goals :

  • Increased performance: Peachpie’s extensive type analysis and the influence of Microsoft Roslyn should provide an improved performance of PHP applications and components.
  • Security: since programs run within the standardized and manageable .NET or .NET Core environment, the code is fully verifiable without any unsafe constructs.
  • Cross-platform development: the project compiles legacy PHP code into portable class libraries, enabling developers to build cross-platform apps and libraries for Microsoft platforms.
  • Full .NET compatibility: compiled programs run on the reimplemented Peachpie runtime, fully compatibly with the PHP runtime.
  • Both-way interoperability: the project allows for hybrid applications, where parts are written in C# and others in PHP. The parts will be entirely compatible and can communicate seamlessly, all within the .NET framework.

You can follow the getting started guide, and get the code from github. Released under an Apache license.

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