Ruby vs. Perl vs. Common Lisp

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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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 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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Why do developers choose Ruby?
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    Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Why do developers choose Common Lisp?
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    Cons

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

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

    What are the cons of using Common Lisp?
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    Downsides of Common Lisp?

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2359 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Common Lisp?
    3 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, Perl, 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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