I expect a negative answer to my question, but it is intriguing me.
As PHP 7 is just around the corner, with is performance benefits, would now be the time to offer Phalcon as a PHP library as well, alongside the C extension?
In my daily work, I do get my hands on a few EC2, where I can install Phalcon freely, but on many other projects I don't get the chance — sometimes its a shared host where the client isn't ready to migrate yet, maybe it's a subproject inside someone else code, maybe it's just a quick app of some kind — and still, I would love to use Phalcon on ALL other projects too!
We know, Phalcon code base is very solid. It is very clean and consise, without any massive depencies list (like Laravel), so maybe it could be a good citizen on the PHP libraries world, with all Composer support and all.
Maybe it's time? Zephir could compile to C and PHP code as well?
We could run the PHP version on development, and then switch to the C extension where possible, to boost the performance.