COBOL vs. Common Lisp vs. HAML

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What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

What is Common Lisp?

Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]

What is HAML?

Haml is a markup language that’s used to cleanly and simply describe the HTML of any web document, without the use of inline code. Haml functions as a replacement for inline page templating systems such as PHP, ERB, and ASP. However, Haml avoids the need for explicitly coding HTML into the template, because it is actually an abstract description of the HTML, with some code to generate dynamic content.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use COBOL?
2 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What companies use Common Lisp?
3 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp
What companies use HAML?
112 companies on StackShare use HAML

Integrations

What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL
What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp
What tools integrate with HAML?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with HAML

What are some alternatives to COBOL, Common Lisp, and HAML?

  • 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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