I’m working with a partner on a math game company startup. He’s the business side of things, and I’m the programmer for the first version (a minimum viable product).
So we want to run a math-instruction related game in the browser. Before I brought him on board, I was working by myself on it in Purescript. Now, he has encouraged me to shift gears toward creating quick and dirty prototypes and aiming to bring in investors later to fund more programming efforts to polish the game (I don’t have enough spare time to make it polished – I estimate a person-year of work from MVP to full-featured game and we don’t want to wait four years or however long it would take me alone).
So my thought is, if we bring on other programmers, how many programmers know Purescript? It might be a bit of a heavy lift to find them.
But, presumably more programmers know Elm. I see it looks pretty popular these days, just by searching blogs and articles about client-side programs.
The thing is that I’ve already gotten used to Purescript (as well as purescript-ide in Emacs and VS Code) and I don’t know how far back it would set me if I switched to Elm. I would need to learn Elm and rewrite my code base (which currently uses type classes in some areas). I’d really like to continue it in Purescript.