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Pro Small output
Fay produces smaller output than pure Haskell compilers such as GHCJS; It does not need to include the whole Haskell runtime, as it drops support for features such as multi-threading, giving it fewer dependencies.
Pro Simple, flexible, hackable FFI
max = ffi "Math.round(%1,%2)"
concat, though they must expose an explicit number of parameters to Fay.
Pro Easy to set up, with packages available on Cabal
Fay is available on Cabal, as are Fay packages, so getting up and running is as simple as typing 'cabal install'. Happstack, Snap, and Yesod packages are available on Hackage, as are bindings for JQuery and Backbone.
Pro Subset of Haskell - nothing new to learn
Since Fay is a subset of Haskell - Lazy, statically typed, and pure by default. There's no new syntax to learn, and no surprises when it comes to the semantics of your code. This extends into function names as well - Fay programmers can use familiar functions such as
Con No typeclasses
This can cause some overhead.