Perl vs. D vs. Markdown



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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 D?

D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Why do developers choose D?
Why do you like D?

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

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use D?
9 companies on StackShare use D
What companies use Markdown?
868 companies on StackShare use Markdown

Integrations

What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with D?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with D
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown

What are some alternatives to Perl, D, and Markdown?

  • 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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