Here in March 2019, I'm feeling frustrated looking back on the comment from April 2017 that said "If you want to see it in replit, more votes will help to prioritize it! share more." I know some people (myself included) made an effort to share more, as requested, but 2 years later, it doesn't seem to have impacted prioritization.
Elm is currently unstarted at 108 votes, whereas OCaml/ReasonML is In Progress based on its 66 votes, as is Dart at 21 votes, and both Crystal at 69 votes and Haskell at 13 votes are actually Complete.
I understand - from the Crystal thread at https://repl.it/language-requests/p/crystal - that the goal here is to make solid language implementations, and I appreciate that! That is of course what we all want for Elm on repl.it, and I have no doubt that the hardworking people at repl.it have a lot of competing concerns for how to prioritize things. Such is life at a startup!
My frustration specifically comes from the fact that we were directly asked to share Repl.it in order to increase the prioritization of Elm as a language we could use on it, we did as we were asked, and the result does not seem to be that the priority was impacted by our acting as requested after all. :(
@rtfeldman: I'm terribly sorry about this, Richard. We would love to serve the Elm community.
We should be more transparent in how we pick languages. A few things we look at:
- how easy it would be add? (The easiest is if it has a REPL API or C-bindings so we can add it to https://github.com/replit/prybar)
- does it have a popular online playground already? (i.e. are we adding a lot of value to the community?)
I remember looking at Ellie and one other one (maybe there was an official one but I can't find it now) and seeing that we needed to do a really good job to be adding a lot of value and not merely competing.
Regardless, I don't think we should be telling people to share and vote -- it should be organic. Please accept my apology. And I promise to reevaluate and reprioritize Elm on our next language sprint.
@Amjad Masad: Thank you so much for the thoughtful reply! I understand where you're coming from and really appreciate your taking the time to follow up. :)
Hello fellow Perl 6 user. I agree with this statement.
@theangryepicbanana: I agree too
Are you going to add Elm REPL?
No runtime exceptions, you can refactor without fear
Elm is in the top list. This is a duplicate.
@EricLavoie: I'll merge them, thanks for brining this to my attention
This is the official link for Elm language suggestion
Hi! Elm has been suggested two times so far, it is actually in the top 4.
More people liking Elm. We're woking on the open source in Replit. You guys will be able to add Elm to Replit's languages list on your own! Is that something that excites you as much as it excites us?