HAML vs Pug: What are the differences?
What is HAML? HTML Abstraction Markup Language - A Markup Haiku. Haml is a markup language that’s used to cleanly and simply describe the HTML of any web document, without the use of inline code. Haml functions as a replacement for inline page templating systems such as PHP, ERB, and ASP. However, Haml avoids the need for explicitly coding HTML into the template, because it is actually an abstract description of the HTML, with some code to generate dynamic content.
HAML can be classified as a tool in the "Languages" category, while Pug is grouped under "Templating Languages & Extensions".
"Clean and simple" is the top reason why over 66 developers like HAML, while over 118 developers mention "Elegant html" as the leading cause for choosing Pug.
HAML and Pug are both open source tools. It seems that Pug with 18.3K GitHub stars and 1.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than HAML with 3.43K GitHub stars and 544 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Pug has a broader approval, being mentioned in 173 company stacks & 118 developers stacks; compared to HAML, which is listed in 113 company stacks and 40 developer stacks.