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Pros of Elixir
Pros of Rust
  • 163
    Concurrency
  • 149
    Functional
  • 126
    Erlang vm
  • 109
    Great documentation
  • 102
    Great tooling
  • 81
    Immutable data structures
  • 77
    Open source
  • 74
    Pattern-matching
  • 61
    Easy to get started
  • 57
    Actor library
  • 28
    Ruby inspired
  • 28
    Functional with a neat syntax
  • 24
    Homoiconic
  • 22
    Erlang evolved
  • 20
    Beauty of Ruby, Speed of Erlang/C
  • 17
    Fault Tolerant
  • 13
    High Performance
  • 13
    Simple
  • 10
    Good lang
  • 9
    Doc as first class citizen
  • 9
    Stinkin' fast, no memory leaks, easy on the eyes
  • 8
    Pipe Operator
  • 7
    Resilient to failure
  • 6
    Fun to write
  • 5
    GenServer takes the guesswork out of background work
  • 5
    OTP
  • 4
    Not Swift
  • 4
    Pattern matching
  • 4
    Idempotence
  • 4
    Fast, Concurrent with clean error messages
  • 2
    Error isolation
  • 1
    Dynamic Typing
  • 124
    Guaranteed memory safety
  • 112
    Fast
  • 74
    Open source
  • 68
    Minimal runtime
  • 59
    Pattern matching
  • 54
    Type inference
  • 52
    Algebraic data types
  • 46
    Concurrent
  • 43
    Efficient C bindings
  • 38
    Practical
  • 30
    Best advances in languages in 20 years
  • 22
    Fix for C/C++
  • 22
    Safe, fast, easy + friendly community
  • 18
    Closures
  • 17
    Stablity
  • 16
    Zero-cost abstractions
  • 14
    Extensive compiler checks
  • 12
    Great community
  • 9
    No Garbage Collection
  • 9
    No NULL type
  • 8
    Super fast
  • 8
    Async/await
  • 8
    Completely cross platform: Windows, Linux, Android
  • 7
    Safety no runtime crashes
  • 7
    Great documentations
  • 6
    High-performance
  • 6
    High performance
  • 6
    Guaranteed thread data race safety
  • 6
    Fearless concurrency
  • 6
    Generics
  • 5
    RLS provides great IDE support
  • 5
    Compiler can generate Webassembly
  • 5
    Easy Deployment
  • 5
    Prevents data races
  • 5
    Painless dependency management
  • 4
    Helpful compiler
  • 4
    Macros
  • 1
    Support on Other Languages
Cons of Elixir
Cons of Rust
  • 11
    Fewer jobs for Elixir experts
  • 7
    Smaller userbase than other mainstream languages
  • 5
    Elixir's dot notation less readable ("object": 1st arg)
  • 3
    Dynamic typing
  • 1
    Not a lot of learning books available
  • 21
    Hard to learn
  • 20
    Ownership learning curve
  • 7
    Unfriendly, verbose syntax
  • 3
    Variable shadowing
  • 2
    Many type operations make it difficult to follow
  • 2
    High size of builded executable
  • 2
    No jobs

What is Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

What is Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.
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