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Pro's and Con's of HackLang

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Delphi Coder, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Delphi Coder

    Delphi Coder Newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone has messed around with FaceBook's Hack Language? Is it any better than PHP?

    Ps- Has anyone played with Google Go much?
     
  2. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    It's added things to PHP that languages like C# and Java added over 5 years ago.
     
  3. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Boy, what an ugly syntax for return type.

    Code:
    public function alpha(): int {
         return 1;
      }
    
     
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  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you 're coming from a strongly typed language background, then you may be drawn to it due to that. Otherwise, it makes no real sense to favor it over the vanilla PHP implementation.
     
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    Facebook's informal motto is "Move fast and break things". Today's apps aren't built on perfectly crafted code
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    I would never ever use a strong typed PHP. Reason I use PHP is because it is supported on every single host out there. Rather than learn this hack language I'd be much better off just going for one of the better architected languages - Java or C#.
     
  7. Delphi Coder

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    I come from delphi, but yes c# is good