Clojure vs. Perl vs. Scala



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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 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 Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Clojure?
Why do you like Clojure?

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Why do developers choose Scala?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Clojure?
Downsides of Clojure?

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

What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Scala?
487 companies on StackShare use Scala

Integrations

What tools integrate with Clojure?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala

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

  • 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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