You’re definitely not the only one dislike its syntax, and there are many other people who are ok with it too.
I would love to know where that data’s coming from. What are people complaining about specifically?
Yaron didn’t mean what he said in an aggressive way, i think it was more of a lighthearted comment. Reason is merely a syntax and below are all of the benefits of OCaml.
This feedback has been coming from many discussions like those with mostly people outside FB actually. Reason went open source pretty early on to open the door to that conversation.
Thanks for specifying, this is helpful. Those are have been very tough tradeoffs that we made because of parsing challenges. I could point you to issues on the Reason repository discussing the tradeoffs between consistency and ambiguity (difficulty of parsing). @jordwalke Do you know of a link to a discussion we had about this? (it might be spread among many issues now that I think about it).
Really sorry about that, I think your problem’s fixed by now but we’ll make sure to point people to tools that are working
We’re all ears, I promise.
Considering you said right above that “preference on syntax is all just subjective” how can you make a case for JS making an objective mistake by looking like Java? What developer ergonomics are we sacrificing for looking like JS?
Do you have a specific language that you really look up to in terms of developer ergonomics?