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Re: [PHP] Typed PHP!




Yes, of course! Thanks! Came across HHVM a while back but didn't remember
this, sorry. Does this mean that existing PHP code and frameworks can be
used with Hack? If yes, it would mean it's exactly what I am looking for.
Does hack provide type definition files like TS?

It seems like transpilation is not exactly what Hack does though.

On Tue, 8 Sep 2015 at 16:12 Muddsar Jamil <mjamil114@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Check out http://hacklang.org/ - I think it has what you're looking for.
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> On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Tim-Hinnerk Heuer <tim@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> The single most annoying feature about PHP I find is that there are no
>> optional types for variables. Otherwise, I think PHP is great: great
>> community, lots of code and contributors etc.
>>
>> Just out of curiosity, do you think it would be possible and feasible to
>> design a Typed PHP similar to TypeScript in JavaScript? So, a super set of
>> PHP that is optionally typed and can be compiled/transpiled to normal PHP?
>> I think this should be quite possible and possibly a great addition to the
>> language. It would need to not break the current syntax but provide better
>> tooling in IDEs and editors. Someone has already had a similar idea:
>> https://github.com/krakjoe/strict
>>
>> However, I would propose a technology that transpiles to "normal" PHP. The
>> types would be solely there for better tooling support and YES, better
>> auto
>> complete! An extension wouldn't be required. Typed PHP would just be a
>> super set of normal PHP and all existing code could be re-used just like
>> in
>> Type Script. You could also have .d.tphp files, similar to TS and annotate
>> existing libraries for better auto complete. I have come across Type
>> Script
>> not so long ago and it is really good in my opinion. People can still
>> develop in the not strictly typed language while others more inclined to
>> use strict types can use them but do not have to.
>>
>> Similar to TS you could have .tphp files that compile to readable .php
>> files without having to re-engineer PHP or write extensions. The benefits
>> should be obvious: Maximum code re-usability while providing better code
>> maintenance and tooling.
>>
>> I think the exact syntax can be discussed and should be to not break
>> anything while having a terse syntax, that is readable and writable. I
>> could propose some syntax ideas that would be similar to TS syntax, but
>> wanted to put the idea out there first. Maybe you will say this is
>> absolutely crazy and cannot be done, but I challenge this belief.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Tim
>>
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