Just discovered PureScript, which brings fun 😉 back into programming. Purely functional languages are frequently dismissed as impractical, and while that was somewhat true for Haskell because of isolated ecosystem, PureScript is what I always wanted 🤩

What makes it really big is PureScript Native: the core compiler generates a JSON tree for intermediate CoreFN language, which you can compile to whatever you want if needed, not only JavaScript. Swift backend anyone? Here's C++ backend by Andy Arvanitis:

@maxd Do you think purescript will get the same momentum typescript has?

@botto I hope it does. In fact, with multiple compiler backends it could become even more powerful, so we could use it not only in browsers, but also for building mobile and backend apps. Depends a lot on how much effort the community puts into it and how many companies start using it. I'm definitely having a closer look. And when I'm prototyping any FP code, I now look at PureScript first and only then at Haskell if PureScript doesn't satisfy my needs.

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