Go vs. Perl vs. COBOL



Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 10.3K
  • 8.53K
  • 35.3K
  • 2.17K
  • 4.86K
  • 61.4K
  • -
  • -
  • 1.19K

GitHub Stats

No public GitHub repository stats available

Description

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

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 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.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Pros

Why do developers choose Go?
Why do you like Go?

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

Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

Cons

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

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

What are the cons of using COBOL?
No Cons submitted yet for COBOL
Downsides of COBOL?

Companies

What companies use Go?
968 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Go?
52 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Go, Perl, and COBOL?

  • 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.

See all alternatives to Go

Latest News

Go 1.10 is released
Hello, 中国!
Participate in the 2017 Go User Survey
Upgrading Perl to a Modern Version: the ActiveState ...
Perl: Language, Community, and the Future


Interest Over Time