So I’m endeavoring to write a book on functional programming aimed at the greatest of beginners - those who have never done any software development. I’m choosing to use purescript as the language for this book because it’s essentially the same thing as haskell but the UX of the language generally seems better (easier setup, etc etc).
Anyways, I was going to include a setup section but realized try.purescript.org was a nice way to get people fast-tracked to hacking right away. However, I’m weary of introducing effectful code right at the get-go, so I’m trying to avoid the typical “hello world” output to a console right at the beginning.
However, the repl solves the issue nicely! Even though ps setup is relatively easy, the best case scenario would be a browser based repl we could point users to.
Does such a thing exist already? I’ve seen repl.it but it requires sign up, I’m trying to keep the process as painless as possible.
Another question: how difficult would it be to add a repl to try.purescript.org in some manner. I assume this is possible (most software endeavors are with enough grit right?), but I wonder how practical it would be to setup?
Just curious! Thanks!