Common Lisp vs JRuby: What are the differences?
Common Lisp: The modern, multi-paradigm, high-performance, compiled, ANSI-standardized descendant of the long-running family of Lisp programming languages. 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]; JRuby: A high performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.
Common Lisp and JRuby can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Flexibility" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Common Lisp, while over 7 developers mention "Java" as the leading cause for choosing JRuby.
JRuby is an open source tool with 3.32K GitHub stars and 830 GitHub forks. Here's a link to JRuby's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, JRuby has a broader approval, being mentioned in 13 company stacks & 4 developers stacks; compared to Common Lisp, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.