Elixir vs. Perl vs. Clojure



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Description

What is Elixir?

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.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Elixir?
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Why do developers choose Perl?
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Why do developers choose Clojure?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Elixir?
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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What are the cons of using Clojure?
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Companies

What companies use Elixir?
192 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure

Integrations

What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

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

  • 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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