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F# vs Perl: What are the differences?

Developers describe F# as "Strongly-typed, functional-first programming language for writing simple code to solve complex problems". F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. On the other hand, Perl is detailed as "Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development". 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.

F# and Perl can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Pattern-matching" is the top reason why over 40 developers like F#, while over 62 developers mention "Lots of libraries" as the leading cause for choosing Perl.

F# and Perl are both open source tools. It seems that F# with 2.09K GitHub stars and 341 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Perl with 435 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 133 company stacks & 64 developers stacks; compared to F#, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

What is F#?

F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code.

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.
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    Decisions about F# and Perl
    Seth Ammons
    Seth Ammons
    Principal Software Developer at SendGrid · | 10 upvotes · 15.3K views
    atTwilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid
    Go
    Go
    Perl
    Perl
    Docker
    Docker
    #CodeCollaborationVersionControl
    #ContinuousIntegration

    In addition to our fancy Docker setup, we have captured and sanitized production logs for the behavior of our legacy Perl MTA, and we can test that the log output from the new Go version behaves the same way as the old version. These tests are set up to allow us to switch between the legacy and new version of the MTA and ensure that both systems behave in a legacy-compatible way. Not only can we ensure that we operate against a variety of issues we've seen over time from inboxes, but we know that the newest version of our MTA continues to cover all the same expected behaviors of the legacy version. #CodeCollaborationVersionControl #ContinuousIntegration

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    Yshay Yaacobi
    Yshay Yaacobi
    Software Engineer · | 27 upvotes · 290.5K views
    atSolutoSoluto
    Docker Swarm
    Docker Swarm
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Go
    Go
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    C#
    C#
    F#
    F#
    .NET
    .NET

    Our first experience with .NET core was when we developed our OSS feature management platform - Tweek (https://github.com/soluto/tweek). We wanted to create a solution that is able to run anywhere (super important for OSS), has excellent performance characteristics and can fit in a multi-container architecture. We decided to implement our rule engine processor in F# , our main service was implemented in C# and other components were built using JavaScript / TypeScript and Go.

    Visual Studio Code worked really well for us as well, it worked well with all our polyglot services and the .Net core integration had great cross-platform developer experience (to be fair, F# was a bit trickier) - actually, each of our team members used a different OS (Ubuntu, macos, windows). Our production deployment ran for a time on Docker Swarm until we've decided to adopt Kubernetes with almost seamless migration process.

    After our positive experience of running .Net core workloads in containers and developing Tweek's .Net services on non-windows machines, C# had gained back some of its popularity (originally lost to Node.js), and other teams have been using it for developing microservices, k8s sidecars (like https://github.com/Soluto/airbag), cli tools, serverless functions and other projects...

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    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Docker
    Docker
    C#
    C#
    F#
    F#
    .NET
    .NET

    I've used .NET for many years, but only in recent years, after Microsoft introduced .NET Core, I've found a new love and excitement for the technology again. The main driver for us using .NET Core is not that it is cross platform compatible, open source or blazingly fast (which it is!), but the fact that we can use (what we consider) the best programming languages (mainly F# and C#) to carry out our jobs without sacrificing the other benefits.

    Today we run most of our web infrastructure on .NET Core in Docker containers, deployed into a Kubernetes cluster which spans across multiple time zones in the Google Cloud and we couldn't be happier. Due to the portability of the .NET Core platform we are even able to develop many new services as serverless functions with F# which has become an absolute game changer.

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    Perljobs.Ru uses PerlPerl

    The whole backend part (deployment and other scripts, business logic, web interface) is written in Perl.

    Весь бэкенд (скрипты деплоя и прочие, бизнес-логика, веб-интерфейс) написан на Perl.

    Avatar of John Galbraith
    John Galbraith uses PerlPerl

    I use Perl to rip through log files and compare them to some signature files I have created. When I get a match, it adds the bad guy to the list of shame in MySQL.

    Avatar of Alexander Karelas
    Alexander Karelas uses PerlPerl

    A very expressive language, lets you say the same thing in many different ways

    Avatar of rapt.fm
    rapt.fm uses PerlPerl

    We use perl with rex to control our distributed systems.

    Avatar of ssshake
    ssshake uses PerlPerl

    I use perl on some legacy applications.

    Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
    Tuomas Hietanen uses F#F#

    Backend programming language.

    Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
    Tuomas Hietanen uses F#F#

    Programming language

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