[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: Integrate WP-cache / WP Super Cache into WordPress

Aaron D. Campbell wp-hackers at ezdispatch.com
Sun Mar 2 23:00:00 GMT 2008

There has been a lot of discussion regarding changing over to PHP5, 
especially when http://gophp5.org/ started. I believe the decision was 
NOT to require PHP5, but was there any decision as to when the subject 
would be re-addressed?

Eric Marden wrote:
>> Lazy Load looks interesting, but I don't know how applicable it would
>> be to the current WP structure.
> I thought that might be the case.
>> It seems to be geared for the
>> more-heavily object-oriented languages/projects out there where all
>> the methods are parts of objects in the first place, and objects are
>> embedded within objects (class members) for a fully OOP, cascaded
>> development style.
> Zend_Framework utilizes this quite a bit so I wouldn't say it is a 
> language thing (php's OO shortcomings aside). But the concept of 
> loading when needed, instead of all at once seems to be a good way to 
> cut back on memory usage. The increase in performance from this, as 
> applied to the current WP, is probably debatable, but maybe worth 
> discussing.
>> In our case, the performance problem isn't with the objects being in
>> the memory so much as it is the functions to get them....
> Maybe this is something that might tie in to a broader discussion of 
> re-architecting with PHP5...?
> -e

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