Elixir vs. Perl vs. Hack



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Description

What is Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

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 Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Hack?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Elixir?
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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What are the cons of using Hack?
No Cons submitted yet for Hack
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Companies

What companies use Elixir?
206 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Perl?
166 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack

Integrations

What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

What are some alternatives to Elixir, Perl, and Hack?

  • 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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