Python vs. Elixir vs. Rust



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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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 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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Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

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

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

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Python?
3304 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Elixir?
205 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Rust?
43 companies on StackShare use Rust

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Rust?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust

What are some alternatives to Python, Elixir, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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Latest News

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