Clojure vs. Perl vs. Ruby



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Description

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 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 Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Clojure?
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Why do developers choose Perl?
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Why do developers choose Ruby?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Clojure?
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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What are the cons of using Ruby?
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Companies

What companies use Clojure?
112 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Perl?
165 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Ruby?
2940 companies on StackShare use Ruby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby

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

  • 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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