Facebook releases 'HipHop' - a PHP 'compiler'

I stumbled across something called 'HipHop' from Facebook :

Here is how Sebastian Bergmann describes it :

"HipHop for PHP" is a source code transformer that turns PHP 5.2 code (minus some features) into C++ code that can then be compiled with g++, for instance, to a regular binary.

Since much of the Facebook front-end is written in PHP, they found HipHop necessary to reduce their need for servers.

Here are a couple articles on this :




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This should cut their electricity cost by a lot. totally worth it..um..if you are facebook.

Don't even think about using it on your vps though. it'be stupid.