Perl vs. COBOL

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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.

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

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

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?

What companies use Perl?
168 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
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 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.

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