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#1 2014-03-24 23:00:52

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From: Riemann Sphere
Registered: 2011-01-29
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Facebook releases 'Hack'

Just in case you did not know this, Facebook Inc (possibly last sunday) has released a new php based programming language that is supposed to be compiled into dynamic bytecode and run on HHVM.

Facebook's own thoughts: … -for-hhvm/

The Language:

My Opinion: This is useless. PHP is absolutely fine for most of the current requirements. True, overcoming day to day debugging problems highlighted there is tricky but its not worth going for hack.

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#2 2014-04-04 16:23:39

Registered: 2014-01-14
Posts: 425

Re: Facebook releases 'Hack'

i also heard that fb uses D in production ....but what do they mean by production ..

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#3 2014-04-04 18:40:26

Registered: 2011-01-09
Posts: 3,479

Re: Facebook releases 'Hack'

I thought those evils only use people.

Production means the servers used to interact with the users.

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