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A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP

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  • Backends with React
    Facebook literally created Hack because PHP wasn't meeting their needs at the time. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Why had flutter not replaced react native yet?
    Well, yeah, since they generally don't kill popular projects. Hell hack is still getting updates even though no one ever gave a shit about it. Meanwhile Flutter can be cancelled tomorrow because another division made Clutter and they have more "political" pull at google... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Meta makes Rust endorsed server-side language
    They actually create/use Hack. Haxe is something else. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Living with the Rust Trademark
    He also pointed out that the one-time GCC Java implementation never ran afoul of the Java trademark. Unsurprisingly at this point, Leighton disagreed: "sorry, Mark, you're still misunderstanding, on multiple levels and in so many ways I am having a hard time tracking them all". The conversation did not improve from there until David Edelsohn said (in an apparently private message quoted by Leighton) that the... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Whats New in PHP 8.2
    There already is a fork, It didn’t fracture the community, people just don’t use hack. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Modern PHP
    If you want better types, have you taken a look at Hack? - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • extending enums
    Most languages are afraid to for some reason, most likely because it "breaks tradition" or whatever. The only languages I'm aware of that allow this are Hack (for C-like enums) and my language Star (for both C-like and OCaml-like enums). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • [Subjective/Personal] Does 'Arch Linux' alone satisfy your needs?
    I can't install hhvm for trying out hack on arch. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • [OC] Which programming language is required to land a data job at Meta (Facebook)
    They use their own version of PHP, Hack. It’s generally the same plus typing. I hate it. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Does anyone have a good spell that can summon the demon who wrote this?
    Yes, Facebook scaled with it, but it was massively painful. There’s a reason they developed Hack as a replacement for plain PHP. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • PHP Generics. Right here. Right now
    Support of Hack(which already support generics) dropped. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • fuck php all my homies hate php
    You can do some pretty cool stuff with - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • 'I did a bad thing'
    Actually, there are a lot of things wrong with it. Which is why Facebook isn't really written in PHP but in Hack, their own in-house variant of PHP with a lot of custom patches. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • A brief history of Rust at Facebook
    If you ever need to work with PHP, use PHP/Hack developed by Facebook: It's a compiled language built partially in Rust, being rewritten entirely in Rust, JIT compiled using HHVM: I don't believe it's compatible with existing PHP codebases, but you could probably convert one over in a straightforward way, catching safety issues while you did it. Hack a modern and highly... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • [Help] Is php worth learning?
    It was originally used, then they wrote their own version called Hack ( which ran on the custom HipHop Virtual Machine, and like most very large things, they use a variety of languages to accomplish different goals. It's rare to find something the size of Amazon, Facebook, any of Google's offerings, etc. Which are monolingual anymore, whether that's because they're using... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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