PHP-front Origin

Static analysis for PHP
The idea for a library that gives access to common php-meta-programming facilities was already mentioned in my application for the SoC. A quote:
  The community will also get a basis for building more programs that can be used to improve their code.

The be able to easily extract this part of the project we made two libraries within the PHP-Sat package. The grammar and the tests for the PHP-Front library where constantly separated from the ones for PHP-sat. This made it very easy to split the two packages. This was done on a Friday (01-09-2006) that was filled with renaming, chatting and nuts.

The name PHP-Front is a PHP-version of the name for a package that enables you to generate and / or transform Java code: Java-Front.

-- EricBouwers - 08 Sep 2006