I'm looking to convert PHP libraries/classes into bytecode for distribution. For several reasons.
1. I would like to improve performance. ( I have heard those rumors...).
2. I don't necessarily want clients to "easily" change these files.
3. I don't want some of the algorithms to be easily taken by a client and re-sold.
I see PHP and PECL's "bcompiler" extension. But they both reference each other for documentation, and neither has any other than a list of functions. They both say it is "experimental" and could be changed or removed at any point. So I am hesitant to use it thinking about forward compatibility.
What is the best way to achieve my goals?
Are there any good tutorials,docs, or sites to help?
Any experiences please? Please share..
I am looking for any information on the topic. As I don't see much out there.