Tuesday, February 2, 2010

HipHop for PHP

HipHop for PHP isn't technically a compiler itself. Rather it is a source code transformer. HipHop programmatically transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then uses g++ to compile it. HipHop executes the source code in a semantically equivalent manner and sacrifices some rarely used features — such as eval() — in exchange for improved performance... (http://developers.facebook.com/news.php?blog=1&story=358) Hmm, sound interesting... simular to http://code.google.com/p/shedskin/