Python vs. Common Lisp vs. Arc



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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is Common Lisp?

Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]

What is Arc?

Arc is designed for exploratory programming: the kind where you decide what to write by writing it. A good medium for exploratory programming is one that makes programs brief and malleable, so that's what we've aimed for. This is a medium for sketching software.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Common Lisp?
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Why do developers choose Arc?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Python?
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What are the cons of using Common Lisp?
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What are the cons of using Arc?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3218 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp
What companies use Arc?
8 companies on StackShare use Arc

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp
What tools integrate with Arc?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Arc

What are some alternatives to Python, Common Lisp, and Arc?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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