Size and Performance
Luxon is considered to be smaller and more lightweight compared to Moment. This makes it a better choice for projects where file size and performance optimization is crucial. Luxon also offers better performance due to its efficient implementation of date and time operations.
Functionality and Features
Both Luxon and Moment offer extensive functionality for working with dates and times. Moment is known for its wide range of features and formatting options, making it a versatile choice for complex date/time manipulation. Luxon, on the other hand, provides a more modern API with improved support for time zones, durations, and internationalization.
API Design and Ease of Use
Luxon has a clean and intuitive API design, which makes it easy to use and understand. It follows a functional programming style, allowing for easy chaining of operations. Moment, though powerful, has a more object-oriented and mutable API, which can be a bit more challenging for some developers.
Time Zone Support
Luxon provides better built-in support for time zones, including automatic time zone parsing, conversion, and formatting. Moment, while capable of working with time zones, requires an additional plugin for advanced time zone functionality.
Maintenance and Longevity
Both Luxon and Moment are actively maintained by their respective communities. However, Luxon has shown more frequent updates and improvements in recent years. Moment, being a mature library, has encountered some criticism for its large size, performance issues, and lack of updates. Luxon is considered to be more future-proof and suitable for modern projects.