Clojure vs. Common Lisp vs. Markdown



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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 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 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.

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Why do developers choose Common Lisp?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using Common Lisp?
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Companies

What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp
What companies use Markdown?
867 companies on StackShare use Markdown

Integrations

What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown

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

  • 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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