Perl vs. Clojure vs. COBOL

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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 Clojure?

Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Perl?
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    What are the cons of using COBOL?
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    Companies

    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Clojure?
    85 companies on StackShare use Clojure
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
    What tools integrate with COBOL?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

    What are some alternatives to Perl, Clojure, and COBOL?

    • 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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