I want to setup a poll to know how many people are using elm-return vs cmd-extra vs other ways of reducing the noise dealing with cmd’s. What options should I include in the poll?
Which of the following libraries do you use to simplify accumulating cmd’s in your update functions:
- no additional libraries
I voted for
elm-return but I don’t actually use it - I made my own
update-helper package, but its almost the same thing as
elm-return. In fact, I probably would use
elm-return but I did not know about it at the time.
Hope that vote is ok for your survey, I am essentially voting in favour of the pattern of working with
(model, Cmd msg) and
map, andThen, andMap, ... over it.
I should have done a more exhaustive search. There are about four more libraries that address this need. Looks like most people don’t use a library regardless.
I voted for the no libraries option because most of my code doesn’t use anything extra. When I do use something additional it most closely looks like
cmd-extra but I’m also typically working with the effects pattern meaning that there’s typically more like
Page.withRequest someRequest or
Page.withSomeOtherEffect and something like
withCmd isn’t as common.
I would second that, I think variations on the effect pattern is pretty common, and of course that means that you are doing commands somewhere, but generally then there is much less model complexity.
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