Hack — smooth evolution

One thing I like about PHP is its hosting ubiquity — you can start away for free. I wonder if Hack will become equally successful.

Hack is a new language from Facebook, and while its syntax does not give me chills:

<?hh
class MyClass {
  const int MyConst = 0;
  private string $x = '';
  public function increment(int $x): int {
    $y = $x + 1;
    return $y;
  }
}

it simply might be good enough to gain acceptance. It is very interesting for sure, and Facebook prepared its website well, there is a interactive tutorial which looks rather like a mini course, and it is fun too.

One thing surprises me — with such effort and solid features, such a lame name? Somebody missed the lesson of “Go”.

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