Perl vs. MATLAB vs. Hack

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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 MATLAB?

Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

What is Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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

Why do developers choose MATLAB?
Why do you like MATLAB?

Why do developers choose Hack?
Why do you like Hack?

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

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

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

How much does Perl cost?
How much does MATLAB cost?
MATLAB Pricing
How much does Hack cost?
What companies use Perl?
168 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use MATLAB?
12 companies on StackShare use MATLAB
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with MATLAB?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with MATLAB
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

What are some alternatives to Perl, MATLAB, and Hack?

  • 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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