Python vs. Go vs. Clojure



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Description

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 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 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

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Why do developers choose Go?
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Why do developers choose Clojure?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Python?
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What are the cons of using Clojure?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3210 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Go?
966 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Go?
52 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

What are some alternatives to Python, Go, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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