Objective-C vs. Clojure vs. Erlang

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What is Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Objective-C?
    No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
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    What are the cons of using Clojure?
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    What are the cons of using Erlang?
    No Cons submitted yet for Erlang
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    Companies

    What companies use Objective-C?
    769 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
    What companies use Clojure?
    83 companies on StackShare use Clojure
    What companies use Erlang?
    67 companies on StackShare use Erlang

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Objective-C?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
    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 are some alternatives to Objective-C, Clojure, and Erlang?

    • 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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