Python vs. Clojure vs. Erlang



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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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 Python?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3162 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Erlang?
89 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
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 Python, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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