PHP Working On A "Next Generation" Branch
Phoronix: PHP Working On A "Next Generation" Branch
PHP developers have shared they are currently developing phpng, a next-generation branch of the code working towards JIT compilation...
Originally Posted by phoronix
Why reinvent the wheel ?
facebook have already done a lot of work with http://hhvm.com/
Because their wheel is triangle shaped.
Originally Posted by spirit
A really fast one though. I do think that HHVM could have the potential of replacing PHP altogether if the PHP people decided to drop some legacy PHP stuff HHVM don't support. Sure some rough angles would remain, but HHVM is already where this PHP NG is heading.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
JIT is awesome and all, but it doesn't stop PHP from being a bad language.
Don't get me wrong, I USE it and I LIKE using it, but they could introduce some breakage in version 6 to steer it towards a better direction... (drop a bunch of legacy stuff, rename poorly named functions, etc)
Just as examples.
It's changed a lot, but function naming probably wont be fixed until/if they implement methods on primitive types, this would give them the perfect opportunity to sort out the majority of the issues.
Originally Posted by Daktyl198
You should also read this article, or at least the last section about upcoming changes to PHP: http://nbsp.io/you-cant-tell-me-php-hasnt-changed/
I don't want to nit pick but if there are methods on primitives.. they wouldn't be primitives in the first place?
Originally Posted by psychoticmeow