re: "Haskell for the Front-End" :: Elm vs. PureScript VIEW POST

re: Not my words, but copy pasted from Elm Slack: "I dont have a account but: PS can compile to JS, C++, Go, and (recently/?incompletely?) Erl...

Given your experience with both Elm and PureScript, which do you prefer?


I don't have experience with PureScript, I was quoting someone from the Elm Slack who has used both but doesn't have a account.

No worries, I missed that bit. You're enjoying Elm though? I seem to recall that it's a completely total language (with perhaps an escape hatch or two).

I absolutely love Elm. It definitely has its flaws, but it's the friendliest language I've ever used. Not just for someone who's never programmes before, but also people with many years of experience. I've been doing front end development for 8 years now and if I could I'd only write Elm with a sprinkling of JS here and there.

I even spent 3 months writing up a proposal for work about why Elm was the best choice for a project we started back in June.

I think my favorite part is that the community and the language aren't about being the most concise or "the best". The focus is all about communication, both between the developer and the language, and between developers. Good communication, for me, is more valuable than almost anything else.

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