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Facebook Introduces Yet Another Open Source Project: XHP For PHP

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-Facebook XHP Icon-On the heel’s of Facebook’s announcement of HipHop for PHP – their “source code transformer” of the PHP scripting language which many Facebook applications are built upon – comes XHP, an extension to inline XML. The full impact of using XHP is still to be determined, Facebook’s Marcel Laverdet says that this makes “front-end code easier to understand” and helps “avoid cross-site scripting attacks.”
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Facebook Formally Announces HipHop For PHP

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HipHop for PHPAfter ongoing rumors of a new version of PHP being released by Facebook today, the company has officially announced HipHop for PHP: a source code transformer. For those who suggested that it was a new compiler, it isn’t exactly that. And no, Facebook has not rewritten PHP all together. While I don’t understand much about the technicalities behind compilers, Haiping Zhao has posted complete details about the project.
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