I develop Joomla extensions since 2008. Just today, I realized that Joomla uses Composer and the Symfony framework within its core libraries. I had seen it in the past, but never really gave it a second thought.
I have a local test website with more than 20 of the world's most popular Joomla extensions and none of them uses the core Symfony to simplify even the smallest task. Only one of them uses Symfony, but includes it within its own custom
libraries directory. So, I have the following questions:
- Can we use Symfony inside Joomla without creating our own libraries directory? If yes, how?
- Shouldn't we be able to just install additional Symfony components to the existing Symfony? If not, why can't we?
- Have you heard if something like that is planned for Joomla 4?