Less vs Sass: What are the differences?
What is Less? The dynamic stylesheet language. Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable.
What is Sass? Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets. Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
Less and Sass can be categorized as "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools.
"Better than css", "Variables" and "Mixins" are the key factors why developers consider Less; whereas "Variables", "Mixins" and "Nested rules" are the primary reasons why Sass is favored.
Less and Sass are both open source tools. It seems that Less with 16K GitHub stars and 3.46K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sass with 12K GitHub stars and 1.93K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Sass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2082 company stacks & 1445 developers stacks; compared to Less, which is listed in 496 company stacks and 168 developer stacks.
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