|PureScript Updates Parser|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Tuesday, 11 June 2019|
There's a new version of PureScript with a completely rewritten parser. The developers say they hope this release will open up a lot of opportunities for syntactic tooling, either using the existing parser or even using alternative parsers.
The language comes with a number of libraries making it easier to develop web applications, web servers, and apps. The developers of PureScript say it has excellent tooling and editor support with instant rebuilds, and an active community.
The attraction of PureScript is its support for functional techniques and expressive types, including:
Writing about the new release, developer Nathan Faubion said that while the old parser has served its purpose well,:
it has grown very organically over the years which means it's developed some unsightly limbs! Throughout the process I've tried to iron out a lot of dark corner cases in the language grammar, and I hope this release will set us on a firm foundation so we can start to specify what "PureScript the Language" actually is."
The updated version is available on GitHub.
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