Python vs. Rust vs. Erlang

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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 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.

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

Why do developers choose Erlang?
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What are the cons of using Python?
Downsides of Python?

What are the cons of using Rust?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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What companies use Python?
3403 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Rust?
49 companies on StackShare use Rust
What companies use Erlang?
90 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What tools integrate with Python?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Rust?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Python, Rust, 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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