What does PEAR stand for?

PHP: What does PEAR stand for?

PEAR stands for 'PHP Extension and Application Repository'

It is a set of packages that provide further functionality than what is just built into plain PHP. It used to be more popular, I would say now that PEAR is quite dead. If you need to install a package, it will normally be a standard package installed with Composer. I remember years ago (10 years ago?) it was common to be working with PEAR packages. In 2018, not so much...

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