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Elm vs ReasonML: What are the differences?

Developers describe Elm as "A type inferred, functional reactive language that compiles to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript". Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code. On the other hand, ReasonML is detailed as "A friendly programming language for JavaScript and OCaml". It lets you write simple, fast and quality type safe code while leveraging both the JavaScript & OCaml ecosystems.It is powerful, safe type inference means you rarely have to annotate types, but everything gets checked for you.

Elm and ReasonML belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

Elm and ReasonML are both open source tools. ReasonML with 7.92K GitHub stars and 374 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Elm with 5.35K GitHub stars and 427 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Elm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 39 company stacks & 236 developers stacks; compared to ReasonML, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Elm
Pros of ReasonML
  • 42
    Code stays clean
  • 40
    Great type system
  • 38
    No Runtime Exceptions
  • 31
    Fun
  • 26
    Easy to understand
  • 20
    Correctness
  • 20
    Type safety
  • 14
    JS fatigue
  • 10
    Declarative
  • 10
    Ecosystem agrees on one Application Architecture
  • 8
    Friendly compiler messages
  • 6
    Welcoming community
  • 6
    Fast rendering
  • 5
    If it compiles, it runs
  • 4
    Stable ecosystem
  • 3
    'Batteries included'
  • 1
    Package.elm-lang.org
  • 4
    Pattern Matching
  • 3
    Type System
  • 1
    Fun
  • 1
    React

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Cons of Elm
Cons of ReasonML
  • 2
    No typeclasses -> repitition (i.e. map has 130versions)
  • 2
    JS interoperability a bit more involved
  • 1
    Backwards compability breaks between releases
  • 1
    More code is required
  • 1
    Main developer enforces "the correct" style hard
  • 1
    JS interop can not be async
  • 1
    No communication with users
  • 1
    Bindings

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What is Elm?

Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.

What is ReasonML?

It lets you write simple, fast and quality type safe code while leveraging both the JavaScript & OCaml ecosystems.It is powerful, safe type inference means you rarely have to annotate types, but everything gets checked for you.

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What are some alternatives to Elm and ReasonML?
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
PureScript
A small strongly typed programming language with expressive types that compiles to JavaScript, written in and inspired by Haskell.
Haskell
It is a general purpose language that can be used in any domain and use case, it is ideally suited for proprietary business logic and data analysis, fast prototyping and enhancing existing software environments with correct code, performance and scalability.
Svelte
If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.
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How developers use Elm and ReasonML
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