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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 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 Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.

Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
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    Why do developers choose Clojure?
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    Why do developers choose Rust?
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    Cons

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

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

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

    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2312 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Clojure?
    83 companies on StackShare use Clojure
    What companies use Rust?
    26 companies on StackShare use Rust

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    80 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
    What tools integrate with Rust?
    14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust

    What are some alternatives to Python, Clojure, and Rust?

    • 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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