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Why do Phalcon scan in directories even the class is directly "told" to it?

I know that ->registerDirs is slow, because Phalon then needs to iterate through all directories to load a class. But I found out that even I directly register via ->registerClasses, the loading is still slow. (I know because Im using virtualbox, and its slow). BUT if I remove ->registerDirs - voila! Its superfast!



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registerDirs is slow because for every directory registered it tries to stat the file to see if the file is there. My recommendation is using the namespace strategy.



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thats okay, but I still dont understand why to. Anyway, thanks Master :)

// Register global classes using Loader classes strategy
//This is the fastest method of autoloading
$loader->registerClasses(
    [
        'AAFV\Constants' => $config->application->constantsFile,
        'AAFV\Routes' => $config->application->routesFile,
        'AAFV\ErrorHandler' => $config->application->controllersDir . $config->application->errorHandler
    ]
);