HHVM Nightly Releases Already Support PHP 7 Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 4 December 2015 at 01:21 PM EST. Add A Comment
While PHP 7 was just released, the nightly builds of Facebook's HHVM are already supporting the latest language features of PHP 7.0 if you wish to take advantage of them in this alternate run-time.

PHP 7.0 features like generator delegation and anonymous classes are already supported in HHVM nightly builda along with all other major PHP 7 features. HHVM 3.11.0 is set to be the first release with all of the major PHP 7 functionality.

Facebook developers intend to support both PHP 5 and PHP 7 functionality in HHVM for the foreseeable future along with their Hack programming language.

More details on the PHP 7 functionality in HHVM can be found via this HHVM.com blog post.
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