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- T216102: Determine which PHP version to target with Parsoid
T212642: Quiz extension incompatibility with HHVM: RuntimeException: Requested template, Quiz, is not callable
T204346: PHP-timed out requests also emit LoadBalancer::destruct error "you can't run this command now: COMMIT"
T204945: Deprecate one of the Preprocessor implementations for 1.33
T164161: Add HHVM backend for webservice
T196206: Bump symfony libraries when we no longer need hhvm support
T192167: Drop support for PHPUnit 4.x
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- T172165: Require either PHP 7.0+ or HHVM in MW 1.31
T176370: Migrate to PHP 7 in WMF production
Practically, the second WMF finishes its switch back to Zend HHVM support will crash and burn, so my own feeling is that we should aim towards removing HHVM specific hacks and adding a warning in installer that whomever using it is doing so at their own peril.
I don't disagree with you about removing the hacks, but HHVM will probably remain (mostly) usable until we also kill the CI jobs that use HHVM to run the tests.
We'll probably have to keep those jobs running for 1.31 backports until support for that LTS version expires, although we might stop running those jobs against later branches as soon as WMF no longer uses HHVM in production.
So I tried using variadic parameters in OutputPage, and got this when mocking the class:
Fatal error: Parameter $args is variadic and has a type constraint (array); variadic params with type constraints are not supported in non-Hack files in /workspace/src/vendor/phpunit/phpunit-mock-objects/src/Framework/MockObject/Generator.php(290)(683e42bc664577e05b3456a65ea29c3b) : eval()'d code on line 3297
Apparently due to this: https://github.com/facebook/hhvm/issues/6954 Open since March 2016, and it seems to mean you can't mock classes with variadic parameters in their methods, or something like that. I'm not sure what the exact issue is, but the variadic arguments I added to OutputPage methods had no type declarations, and I still got the error. This is the second issue I've run into in the last two weeks where HipHop didn't support a PHP 7 feature I wanted to use. (I can't remember the first.)
"Fatal error: Arrays are not allowed in class constants"
Seems it's been supported in actual PHP since 5.6.
Another HHVM-only error, seemingly:
I don't know what the root cause of this one is, it seems something isn't an array that should be.
I've cleared these big standalone tasks from the tree (in favour of mention in task description) so that we can use this task directly as sub task or parent task of other tasks part of the HHVM-dropping effort. E.g. tasks blocked on dropping HHVM support first, and sub tasks to be done as part of the process to remove support.
While we'll have to drop HHVM support soon, we're migrating to PHP 7 even sooner. So this isn't currently blocking PHP 7.0 support.
Per T176370, the initial production roll-out will likely use PHP 7.2, or maybe PHP 7.3 even (we're currently evaluating the viability of fast-tracking that and do the gradual roll-out straight from HHVM to PHP 7.3 for user traffic). More details and question at T176370, but it does mean we won't drop HHVM until after PHP 7.3 support is finalised.