What is meant by PEAR in PHP?

PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) is an abbreviation for PHP Extension and Application Repository. PEAR’s mission is to provide:

  • PHP users may access a well-organized collection of open-source code.
  • A method for distributing code and maintaining packages.
  • In PHP, there is a standard style for writing code.
  • Foundation Classes in PHP (PFC)
  • Community Library of PHP Extensions (PECL)
  • The PHP/PEAR community is supported through a website, email groups, and download mirrors.