C++ vs. Perl vs. Rust

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What is C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using C++?
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    What are the cons of using Perl?
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    What are the cons of using Rust?
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    Companies

    What companies use C++?
    165 companies on StackShare use C++
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Rust?
    26 companies on StackShare use Rust

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with C++?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with C++
    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 are some alternatives to C++, Perl, and Rust?

    • 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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