An EXE (or self executable) file consists of 3 parts:
|The stub (executable code, e.g. a compiled C program) that loads PHP interpreter, bcompiler extension, stored Bytecodes and initiates a call for the specified function (e.g. main) or class method (e.g. main::main)|
|The Bytecodes (uncompressed only for the moment)|
|The bcompiler EXE footer|
To obtain a suitable stub you can compile php_embed-based stub phpe.c located in the examples/embed directory on bcompiler's CVS.
/* creating the output file (example.exe) */
$fh = fopen("example.exe", "w");
/* 1) writing a stub (phpe.exe) */
$size = filesize("phpe.exe");
$fr = fopen("phpe.exe", "r");
fwrite($fh, fread($fr, $size), $size);
$startpos = ftell($fh);
/* 2) writing bytecodes */
/* 3) writing EXE footer */
/* closing the output file */
This function is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, the name of this function, and anything else documented about this function may change without notice in a future release of PHP. Use this function at your own risk.