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Class Loading

Anyone who ever performs profiling of a Zend Framework application will immediately recognize that class loading is relatively expensive in Zend Framework. Between the sheer number of class files that need to be loaded for many components, to the use of plugins that do not have a 1:1 relationship between their class name and the file system, the various calls to include_once() and require_once() can be problematic. This chapter intends to provide some concrete solutions to these issues.

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