Clojure vs. Erlang vs. Common Lisp

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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 Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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]

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    Companies

    What companies use Clojure?
    85 companies on StackShare use Clojure
    What companies use Erlang?
    68 companies on StackShare use Erlang
    What companies use Common Lisp?
    3 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
    What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp

    What are some alternatives to Clojure, Erlang, and Common Lisp?

    • 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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