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posted by janrinok on Friday March 21 2014, @11:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the another-day-another-language dept.

youngatheart writes:

"First there was HipHop, the PHP interpreter which improved performance, now usually referred to by the less embarrassing name HHVM. Building on HHVM, they've just introduced Hack, which 'reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern programming languages.'

Over the past year, Facebook has converted nearly all of its PHP code base to Hack, which makes up the core of its website."

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by davester666 on Saturday March 22 2014, @12:43AM

    by davester666 (155) on Saturday March 22 2014, @12:43AM (#19549)

    This is taking a really crappy language and making it slightly less crappy. And then giving it a name with a negative public perception.

    Imagine as an independent contractor going to a client and saying "I plan on doing your project in a language called Hack. It's by Facebook."

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  • (Score: 2) by chromas on Saturday March 22 2014, @01:10AM

    by chromas (34) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 22 2014, @01:10AM (#19554) Journal

    You're right. Leave out the part about Facebook.