@Scarlet it may be too late at this point, but every dev I have met who chose elm did regret it after a time except one.
@bootie_fringe honestly its for small tools and such and it looks okayish for that, but i dont know of any strong-typed language that would be fit for small "web apps" and compile in js without a runtime that heavy.
also the vscode tools are working well, which is unusual for this kind of niche language
@bootie_fringe nope, not dealing with vue and whatnot tooling bullshit, i already have enough of that at work (which i think i also mentioned in the original post)
@bootie_fringe ts is nice in itself but the amount of stupid work i have to do to have a single base project relatively decently working is just... No. I want to have simple tools and simple things to dev, not spend more time installing it than coding with it
@Scarlet if you want “simple”, why do frontend development at all though? the amount of bullshit work elm is forcing upon developers was so much that I once made a static form web page at work since it was so much easier than making elm do what I needed back then
@bootie_fringe this is getting way out of scope from the original topic, but the answer is simple:
i don't want a backend, this is a static website
i don't want to dev shitty cli tools
i don't want to dev using shitty GUI SDKs
i don't want to bring a thousand MBs and dependencies for a few functions
@Scarlet I doubt I can give you any good advice then beyond “almost everyone I know who tried elm including me was frustrated & disappointed after weeks”
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