XODA-0.4.1 was released after rewriting some system functions using native PHP-code. Benchmarking some native PHP-functions against their system counterparts showed that the native ones work faster. This gave me the motivation to do the (at least partial) switch.
It's been always a pleasure for me using the CLI. And I deeply respect the power it is hidden behind the "prompt". Having that in mind, I didn't bother a lot using native PHP-functions while writing XODA. I was never worried about portability (it should work on the BSD's and that's all I carry about) and thought always that this would be not only the most easier and simple way to code but would get also the fastest results. Well... I was wrong.