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Elm vs Imba: What are the differences?

Elm: 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; Imba: Take a whole lot of Ruby, a pinch of Python and some React, get Imba. Imba is a new programming language for the web that compiles to performant and readable JavaScript. It has language level support for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering dom nodes.

Elm and Imba can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

Elm and Imba are both open source tools. It seems that Elm with 5.3K GitHub stars and 424 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Imba with 3.5K GitHub stars and 128 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Elm
Pros of Imba
  • 43
    Code stays clean
  • 41
    Great type system
  • 39
    No Runtime Exceptions
  • 32
    Fun
  • 27
    Easy to understand
  • 21
    Correctness
  • 21
    Type safety
  • 15
    JS fatigue
  • 11
    Declarative
  • 11
    Ecosystem agrees on one Application Architecture
  • 9
    Friendly compiler messages
  • 7
    Fast rendering
  • 7
    Welcoming community
  • 6
    If it compiles, it runs
  • 5
    Stable ecosystem
  • 4
    'Batteries included'
  • 2
    Package.elm-lang.org
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    Cons of Elm
    Cons of Imba
    • 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
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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 Imba?

      Imba is a new programming language for the web that compiles to performant and readable JavaScript. It has language level support for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering dom nodes.

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