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    I love the look of these error messages. As someone who doesn’t use Erlang ecosystem at all, I’m interested in trying this language out because these look so inviting! Great work.

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      Thank you for your support! :)

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      Really like the import cycle message! Reminds me of the one in Elm’s compiler!

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        It was a direct inspiration :)

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        I really dislike this visually noisy style of error message. It makes things much harder to scan visually through a list of them, and forces my eyes to seek around for the useful bit of information.

        I understand that it’s trying to be helpful, but a clear, well phrased error with all the involved locations is more useful to me. Especially since I am already looking at the code in my editor.

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          So far the feedback has been the inverse, and there’s a more general trend to more verbose error messages (Elm, Haskell, Rust, OCaml, etc) so I feel confident in having this style by default

          I would be open to having a more conventional and concise style for errors behind a flag, and I intend to have a suitable LSP error format that works well in editors.

          If you’ve any specific suggestions please do open an issue on GitHub! Thank you

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            Yeah, codespan at least has a short diagnostic mode - I think we can do work to improve it though! Been doing a bunch of work on codespan recently after having attempted to use annotate-snippets-rs - hopefully Gleam will eventually be able to take advantage of it!

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              Thanks for all your work, it’s really a great library. I also tried annotate-snippeta-rs but decided codespan was much more to my liking.

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          It’s the first time I hear about Gleam. After working with Elm for a bit, Gleam’s syntax reads like a joy. But I couldn’t find the high-level goals of the language (not that I’m against a new one). What is it meant for and how it’s different from e.g. Elixir?

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            We have some guiding ideas here: https://gleam.run/#principles

            The language aims to fill a similar niche to Elixir. We wish to make a friendly productivity oriented language primarily for making networked services that scale. The main difference is the focus for how this productivity is to be achieved: Elixir focuses on metaprogramming, Gleam focuses on having a robust static type system.

            The aim is for Gleam to live alongside Elixir, and to hopefully make the ecosystem richer as a whole.