Clojure vs Common Lisp vs Haskell


Common Lisp
Common Lisp


- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -

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 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 Haskell?

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Clojure?
Why do developers choose Common Lisp?
Why do developers choose Haskell?
What are the cons of using Clojure?
What are the cons of using Common Lisp?
What are the cons of using Haskell?
What companies use Clojure?
What companies use Common Lisp?
What companies use Haskell?
What are some alternatives to Clojure, Common Lisp, and Haskell?
Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.
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.
Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
See all alternatives
What tools integrate with Clojure?
What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
What tools integrate with Haskell?
    No integrations found
      No integrations found
      Decisions about Clojure, Common Lisp, and Haskell
      No stack decisions found
      Interest over time
      Reviews of Clojure, Common Lisp, and Haskell
      No reviews found
      How developers use Clojure, Common Lisp, and Haskell
      Avatar of Brandon Adams
      Brandon Adams uses ClojureClojure

      Cloure is a high level language that provides access to both the JVM (for server-side development) and javascript (for client-side development) with largely the same language. This is important to limit context switching and enable code-reuse during fast product cycles. Clojure is ideal for rapid prototyping and has a strong focus on stability, correctness, and concurrency. Tools like Schema and Spec enable well-structured development and high code confidence.

      Avatar of Brian Fults
      Brian Fults uses ClojureClojure

      To complement Java. The REPL lets me interactively exercise Java code. I can write performant and safe libraries in Java, and then use them in Clojure. I also find the data-centric aspect of Clojure (excellent build-in structures, literal syntax for easily creating those structures, functions that act well on abstractions of those structures) good for data processing.

      This fits a sweet spot between Ruby and Java.

      Avatar of BandSquare
      BandSquare uses ClojureClojure

      We use Clojure mostly for its "Minority Report"-like interactive development in situations that require 'semi-automatic programming' (data inspection, admin tasks, API exploration, scrapers, etc.). We have also used Clojure successfully to build some components of our stack very quickly and reliably, in the backend and the frontend.

      Avatar of papaver
      papaver uses ClojureClojure

      just started learning clojure, maybe around two weeks or so. i'm addicted. this is what i want to be working with and learning for the foreseeable future. the elegance of the language is refreshing. the community is really amazing. i've finally found a language that fits my passion for programming.

      Avatar of CloudRepo
      CloudRepo uses ClojureClojure

      Clojure simplifies and reduces the coding efforts involved in creating CloudRepo. The fact that it runs in the JVM gives us access to all the libraries that we could ever need. Our code base is much smaller and easier to reason about than it would have been had we gone with pure Java.

      Avatar of Vagner Oliveira
      Vagner Oliveira uses HaskellHaskell
      Avatar of Tinkhaven
      Tinkhaven uses HaskellHaskell

      Backend logic (REST, Auth0, Redis, Postgres, functional graph library (fgl), ...)

      Avatar of RELEX Solutions
      RELEX Solutions uses HaskellHaskell

      Our internal deployment tool, called Mordor, is written in Haskell.

      Avatar of Zetaops
      Zetaops uses HaskellHaskell

      Still experimental work for multikernel OS.

      Avatar of Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG
      Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses HaskellHaskell

      Don't worry, be type-safe.

      How much does Clojure cost?
      How much does Common Lisp cost?
      How much does Haskell cost?
      Pricing unavailable
      Pricing unavailable
      Pricing unavailable
      News about Common Lisp
      More news
      News about Haskell
      More news