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What is PEAR in php?


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Hello Everyone, Can anyone give me the right explanation of PEAR in PHP? what the use of it or anyone suggest me latest tutorial of PHP.
PEAR stands for PHP Extension and Application Repository.The idea behind the Pear was to be able to reuse the existing code and packages, to promote a standard coding style throughout. It also provided a way to install PECL(PHP Extension Community Library) extensions.
In many ways it is similar to 'Composer'(php's de facto package and dependency manager).Just as Composer downloads and installs packages from packagist.com . Pear downloads packages from pear.php.net.