Go vs. Perl vs. Clojure

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Description

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

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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Why do developers choose Go?
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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 Go?
    Downsides of Go?

    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 Go?
    708 companies on StackShare use Go
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Clojure?
    83 companies on StackShare use Clojure

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Go?
    50 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

    What are some alternatives to Go, 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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