I decided to rewrite my Phalcon project to Zephir. It is necessary to improve performance and hide of the source code of the site.

To do this, I needed to call the Phalcon classes from my Zephir module. This is done by well-known instructions here:


What confuses me? My project is a minimum of possibilities but the compiled extension weighs more than 100 KB! Before I turned on usage of Phalcon classes - my project weighed a couple of tens of kilobytes.

Prompt, it's okay, I have to worry about it? Why so much weight, after all Phalcon is also connected to php, and it turns out that it is included also in my module? And as it can degrade the performance if I correctly understood?

Thank you!