WebAssembly vs Unison: What are the differences?
What is WebAssembly? A binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. It is an open standard that defines a portable binary code format for executable programs, and a corresponding textual assembly language, as well as interfaces for facilitating interactions between such programs and their host environment.
What is Unison? Modern, statically-typed purely functional programming language. It is an open source functional programming language based on a simple idea with big implications: code is content-addressed and immutable.
WebAssembly and Unison can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
Some of the features offered by WebAssembly are:
- Efficient and fast
- Open and debuggable
On the other hand, Unison provides the following key features:
- Next generation programming language
- Purely functional language
WebAssembly and Unison are both open source tools. It seems that WebAssembly with 3.5K GitHub stars and 352 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Unison with 2.53K GitHub stars and 110 GitHub forks.