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Description

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.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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

Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
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    Why do developers choose Arc?
    Why do you like Arc?

    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
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    What are the cons of using Arc?
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    Companies

    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    What companies use Arc?
    7 companies on StackShare use Arc

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
    What tools integrate with Arc?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Arc

    What are some alternatives to Perl, Visual Basic, 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
    • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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