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3.24: add `safe_pass_by_ref` migration #21

fredemmott opened this Issue Oct 27, 2017 · 2 comments


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fredemmott commented Oct 27, 2017

This option will be supported in HHVM 3.23+; it requires that callsites specify '&' when passing an argument by ref; for example:

$foo = vec[1,3,2];



With the option off, in 3.23+, the '&' is ignored - but it is an error in master. This can be worked on now if you build HHVM master, or brew tap hhvm/hhvm; brew install hhvm-preview if working on a mac.

This requires building support for migrations that query and fix typechecker errors, rather than purely operating on the AST


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ignacvucko commented Nov 23, 2017

This ends up highlighting hundreds of issues within hhvm source code itself when used with composer.

"facebook/xhp-lib": "2.x",

$ hh_client
... dozens of errors ...
vendor/hhvm/hsl/src/c/select.php:180:21,32: This argument should be annotated with & (Typing[4168])
... dozens of errors ...

As far as I know, there isn't a way to ignore the vendor directory by adding it to your .hhconfig file.

So, how is the above best handled?


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fredemmott commented Nov 23, 2017

For now, you can use sed or similar to replace /*ctpbr:&*/ in the HSL with &; I'll start talking to people next week about when we should switch what versions of HHVM HSL master should be targeting.

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