Facebook’s Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM), a speedy engine for PHP, will not target PHP 7, the most-recent major PHP release, but instead will focus on Hack, a PHP spinoff.The next long-term support release of HHVM, version 3.24, is due in early 2018 and will be the last to commit to PHP 5 support. [ The art of programming moves rapidly.
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“Trying to support both PHP 7 and Hack would lead to undesirable compromises on both fronts. We plan to decouple ourselves even more from PHP so that we can make Hack great without having to account for all of the oldest, darkest corners of PHP’s design,” the team HHVM team said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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