rslint VS swc

Compare rslint vs swc and see what are their differences.

rslint

A (WIP) Extremely fast JavaScript and TypeScript linter and Rust crate (by rslint)
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rslint swc
3 92
2,330 23,327
1.5% 2.6%
4.5 10.0
about 2 months ago 1 day ago
Rust Rust
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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rslint

Posts with mentions or reviews of rslint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-24.

swc

Posts with mentions or reviews of swc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-01.
  • Docusaurus 2.0 – Meta's static site generator to build documentation sites
    19 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Aug 2022
    IMHO Rust is useful for its speed. Many frontend tools use Rust today (like swc, napi-rs...).

    We are willing to include Rust in Docusaurus in the future (alongside Node.js), as it can help to build the static doc site faster. BTW our docusaurus prod site (docusaurus.io) is built using swc already (https://swc.rs/)

    Now using a 100% Rust tool to build a doc site would be great too, but at the end of the day if you want a great experience you'll also need some JS and not just plain static HTML files. And Rust devs are more likely less "frontend-y" (I've been a backend Scala dev 10 years ago, I know how good looking UIs are produced by backend devs ^^). So I guess a combination of Node.js + Rust is great, and the frontend community that care about UI/UX is more likely to contribute to the JS side to polish things.

  • Which programming language is typescript developed?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/typescript | 30 Jul 2022
    I also wanted to mention a couple other projects semi-related to this discussion: - swc is a typescript compiler written in rust - esbuild is a typescript compiler written in golang
  • Parsing and manipulating JavaScript ASTs in Rust?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/rust | 29 Jul 2022
    There seem to be some repos which tackle this problem, such as rslint_parser and SWC, but I'm not sure if their tooling is intended to be used in a standalone way.
  • Vite 3.0
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Jul 2022
    I know that this is all about Vite but if you like Vite, I want to give a shout-out to Parcel[0] as well. Its a very similar philosophy, built on top of SWC[1] and has its own set of great optimizations. I've regularly gotten smaller overall bundle sizes with parcel than with Vite (though that gap is very narrow now) in my experience. I wish Parcel got more mention, especially in the React community (where it shines the most). It really is very very fast and I think has really cool integrations (like file system resolution) out of the box.

    [0]: https://parceljs.org/docs/

    [1]: https://swc.rs/

    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Jul 2022
    They seem to be very heavily invested in the long game that is SWC[0][1] which will eventually replace webpack as a whole as well

    [0]: https://swc.rs/

    [1]: https://nextjs.org/docs/advanced-features/compiler

  • Why do we act like webpack is not a piece of shit?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/webdev | 6 Jul 2022
    Webpack has changed a lot since v1 and you can run it without a config (or with minimal config). Many tools and frameworks also hide the complexity of that config for you while still giving you the option to access it if needed (like in Next.js, for example, although they're migrating to swc).
  • Exciting World of Next.js
    1 project | dev.to | 6 Jul 2022
    Next.js has a compiler made using SWC(Speedy Web Compiler), a platform made in Rust which a low level language. It complies the code written in JSX and Modern TS/JS into code supported by all the browsers. Due to the fact that this is made in Rust, it way faster that the babel. 💪
  • Vite – Next Generation Front End Tooling
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Jul 2022
    Vite is excellent and https://swc.rs is another one to keep an eye on.
  • Polyfills And Helpers - How To Save Your Bundle Size
    3 projects | dev.to | 15 Jun 2022
    If you are using swc, enable non-inlined helpers in your .swcrc:
  • Rust in javascript
    6 projects | dev.to | 12 Jun 2022
    SWC is used for bundling and transpiling javascript / typescript and produce a output which is accepted by most browsers. SWC is said to be 20X faster than Babel, where the former is built on rust and the latter is built using javascript. SWC is maintained by Vercel and Nextjs is actively using it for their ecosystem. The following are the features they support right now,

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rslint and swc you can also consider the following projects:

esbuild - An extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

ts-loader - TypeScript loader for webpack

ts-node - TypeScript execution and REPL for node.js

create-react-app-esbuild - Use esbuild in your create-react-app for faster compilation, development and tests

sucrase - Super-fast alternative to Babel for when you can target modern JS runtimes

react-ssr-starter - 🔥 ⚛️ A React boilerplate for a universal web app with a highly scalable, offline-first foundation and our focus on performance and best practices.

deno - A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

tsup - The simplest and fastest way to bundle your TypeScript libraries.

parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️ [Moved to: https://github.com/FredKSchott/snowpack]

ESLint - Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code.