Perl vs. Elixir



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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 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.

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Pros

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

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

Cons

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

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

Companies

What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Elixir?
190 companies on StackShare use Elixir

Integrations

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

What are some alternatives to Perl and Elixir?

  • 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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Latest News

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