re: What is your opinion of WSL VIEW POST

re: Just came across this thread while setting up a new dev machine. Your first "Pro" caught my eye and I was wondering if you could expand on this po...

Mostly the whole Python, compile build stuff is less buggy on Linux than Windows. Then there are Windows paths that can cause issues.

I do absolutely agree that WSL adds complexity. If that complexity is worth it, I can’t say.

If you don’t have any issues. Then I wouldn’t change to WSL.

I totally get Python on WSL, I wouldn't do that on Windows without a gun to my head. I was mainly interested in what made JS/TS development better in WSL. If your opinion has changed, what changed it?

Thanks for replying to this old-ish thread!

My opinion hasn't really settled. What pushed me into the anti WSL direction was when I tried to get React Native running in WSL with an Android simulator on Windows. That was just painful to the point where I fetched my Linux laptop and plugged that in instead.

For JS/TS development I'd pick:

  1. Linux on ElementaryOS
  2. Mac
  3. Windows WSL
  4. Windows
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