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Discussion on: What are your favorite less-common programming languages?

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

Lua and Elixir both come to mind, though it’s debatable whether they’re ‘less common’ or not (both are not mainstream, but have significant usage in particular areas). Lua because of how lightweight and fast it is (and the fact that it’s one of the first languages I truly ‘learned’ instead of just using), and Elixir largely because of Mix and how it makes so many things that many languages require an IDE or complicated external tooling to work with first class parts of the basic development tooling.

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Andy George (he/him) Author

Agreed, especially on Lua!

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Jean Michel Functional Programming

+1 for Elixir !