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Description

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 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 Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

Pros

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

    Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Why do developers choose Erlang?
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    Cons

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

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

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

    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2320 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Erlang?
    67 companies on StackShare use Erlang

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    80 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

    What are some alternatives to Python, Perl, and Erlang?

    • 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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