Arc vs. Markdown vs. Perl



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Description

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.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Arc?
Why do you like Arc?

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Cons

What are the cons of using Arc?
No Cons submitted yet for Arc
Downsides of Arc?

What are the cons of using Markdown?
Downsides of Markdown?

What are the cons of using Perl?
Downsides of Perl?

Companies

What companies use Arc?
8 companies on StackShare use Arc
What companies use Markdown?
867 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

What tools integrate with Arc?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Arc
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

What are some alternatives to Arc, Markdown, and Perl?

  • 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
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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