When comparing Dank Mono vs Hasklig, the Slant community recommends Hasklig for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Hasklig is ranked 21st while Dank Mono is ranked 57th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Has ligatures
Pro Italic variant with handwriting style
Pro Cheaper alternative to Operator Mono
Operator Mono costs about $200. Dank Mono looks similar but costs only £40.
Pro Has a heavier appearance than Fira Code or Monoid
Pro Great for Haskell
Pro Completely free and open source
Freely available via GitHub, therefore can be modified and improved by anyone.
Pro Has many variants such as Italic, Bold Italic, Light, Semibold, etc., etc
Con Too thin
He needs to add variants of thickness and then I think he would have a sellar product. You have to set your font size extremely high on hi-res displays to look the way I think he wishes it to be, but then the font is too large.
Con Looks a bit inconsistent, especially italics
Lowercase k looks weird.
Con Lacks !=
Some coding fonts with ligatures, like Fira Code, turn != into ≠, but Hasklig does not. The reason for this is that Hasklig was designed for Haskell code, and so turns /= into ≠ instead.
Con Some Ligatures like -<< don't look that good.
Con Has a heavier appearance than Fira Code or Monoid
Con No support for many editors, including emacs
Unfortunately, not supporting emacs is the number one reason I don't use this font all the time.
Con Very cute but not WYSIWYG
You want to see exactly what you've typed, not have your brain have to do a little dance every time you see one of these artifacts.