writes: PHP7 and HHVM have been exchanging punches for a while via benchmarks. While the PHP supporters were always saying, just wait until the stable version comes out, well... the stable version is out, and a recent benchmark reveals that "HHVM beats PHP7.0 hands down." Compared on: WordPress, Magento, Drupal8, Laravel, PyroCMS, and October CMS.
You can still be a "PHP supporter" and favor HHVM, which "serves as an execution engine
for the PHP and Hack programming languages."