JavaScript vs. Perl vs. Clojure



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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

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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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
5917 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
77 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

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

  • 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.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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