Perl vs. Rust vs. Common Lisp



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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 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 Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

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

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

Cons

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

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

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

What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Rust?
42 companies on StackShare use Rust
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp

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 Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp

What are some alternatives to Perl, Rust, 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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