Compile PHP to .NET

Phalanger: PHP .NET compiler revealed
Tomas Matousek and Ladislav Prosek talk about their PHP .NET compiler, Phalanger. These guys don’t work at Microsoft, Charles Torre ran into them at a recent CLR compiler lab held on Microsoft’s main campus. Very cool stuff. You can learn more on their Web site.

This seems pretty cool, but I’m not sure what the point is unless you’re a PHP scripter suddenly dropped into a ASP.NET environment. I wonder if you could take PHP code and compile it to run on the dsesktop? BTW, works only with PHP 5.