⭐️ A friendly language for building type-safe, scalable systems! (by gleam-lang)

Gleam Alternatives

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gleam reviews and mentions

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  • Inko Programming Language
    4 projects | | 14 Nov 2023
    I had been only following this language with some interest, I guess this was born in gitlab not sure if the creator(s) still work there. This is what I'd have wanted golang to be (albeit with GC when you do not have clear lifetimes).

    But how would you differentiate yourself from which can leverage the OTP, I'd be more interested if we can adapt Gleam to graalvm isolates so we can leverage the JVM ecosystem.

  • Switching to Elixir
    11 projects | | 9 Nov 2023
    I don't think the implementation itself is at fault, but yes, I do think that the design of dialyzer makes it an (at times) faulty type checker. The unfortunate reality of a type checker that fails sometimes is that it makes it mostly useless because you can never trust that it'll do the job.

    To be clear, I've had it fail in a function where I've literally specced that very function to return a `binary` but I'm returning an `integer` in one of the cases. This is a very shallow context but it can still fail. Now add more functions, maybe one more `case`.

    I think an entire rethink of type checking on the BEAM had to be done and that's why eqWalizer[0] was created and why Elixir is looking to add an actual sound, well-developed type checker. Gleam[1] I would assume is just a Hindley-Milner system so that's completely solid. `purerl`[2] is just PureScript for the BEAM so that's also Hindley-Milner, meaning it's solid. `purerl` has some performance issues caused by it compiling down to closures everywhere but if you can pay that cost it's actually pretty fantastic. With that said my bet for the best statically typed experience right now on the BEAM would be `gleam`.

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    11 projects | | 9 Nov 2023
  • Gleam
    7 projects | | 7 Nov 2023
  • Unpacking Elixir: Resilience
    4 projects | | 24 Sep 2023
  • Erlang/OTP 26.1 Released
    2 projects | | 21 Sep 2023
    If you don’t like the syntax highly recommend giving a try
  • Elixir for Cynical Curmudgeons
    12 projects | | 3 Aug 2023
    If you're a fan of the ecosystem, but not of dynamic types, there are statically typed languages on BEAM, eg Gleam (
  • Async rust – are we doing it all wrong?
    9 projects | | 19 Jul 2023
    Keep an eye on gleam lang if you’re not already. It’s a language with an ML inspired type system (like rust) that compiles to erlang. It is likely too nascent to be used in production (in terms of tooling, ecosystem, stability, etc).

  • I hereby officially announce the Elixir type system effort is into development
    2 projects | | 3 Jul 2023
  • Elixir and Rust is a good mix
    10 projects | | 13 Apr 2023
    As it usually goes in programming, "it depends on your objectives", there are things that are easier accomplished with the ErlangVM than Rust. Also, if you want a language that uses the ErlangVM and has static types, maybe you should take a look at Glean[1].

    In my case I prefer to work with Elixir because of the community, I find way easier to work professionally with Elixir than many other languages, as mostly projects follows the same good practices, use the same tools and have good documentation.

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gleam-lang/gleam is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of gleam is Rust.

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