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Are there any plans for a Hack -> PHP transpiler? Or is that impossible? It would be nice to develop on Hack, transpile back to vanilla PHP where we still have to use the PHP.net runtime (shared hosts, Google app engine, Engine Yard, etc)



Hack is more than just a type system. At the type level, it would be trivial to erase the types and run the code on vanilla PHP. Dealing with everything else is much harder (xhp, containers, lambda, etc.), at which point it just makes more sense to use HHVM.




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