Perl vs. Rust vs. COBOL



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Description

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 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.

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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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Rust?
Why do you like Rust?

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

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Rust?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Rust?
41 companies on StackShare use Rust
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Rust?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Perl, Rust, 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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