Clojure vs. Groovy vs. Perl

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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 Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

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.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Clojure?
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Companies

What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

What tools integrate with Clojure?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

  • 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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