The primary advantage of creating and application using the Phalcon framework is that Phalcon runs as a C-extension, and therefore applications can run faster than they would if written using a normal file-based PHP framework.
However, that's also the primary disadvantage of Phalcon. Any application written using the framework requires Phalcon to be installed on the server, which obviouly requires root access and the knowledge to install and configure Phalcon, or a webhost that has made Phalcon available.
Is there a PHP-based implimentation of the classes and interfaces of the framework, that the bootstrap process could check to see if Phalcon is installed on the server, and fall back to if it's not installed?
If not, why not?