PHP vs. Clojure vs. Common Lisp

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What is PHP?

Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

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]

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What companies use PHP?
10316 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Clojure?
113 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp
What tools integrate with PHP?
56 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
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 are some alternatives to PHP, Clojure, and Common Lisp?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • 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.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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