Markdown vs. Groovy vs. Common Lisp



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Description

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

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]

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Pros

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

Why do developers choose Common Lisp?
Why do you like Common Lisp?

Cons

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

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

What are the cons of using Common Lisp?
No Cons submitted yet for Common Lisp
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Companies

What companies use Markdown?
865 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp

Integrations

What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp

What are some alternatives to Markdown, Groovy, and Common Lisp?

  • 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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