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Haskell vs Perl: What are the differences?

What is Haskell? An advanced purely-functional programming language. .

What is Perl? 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.

Haskell and Perl can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Purely-functional programming " is the top reason why over 72 developers like Haskell, while over 62 developers mention "Lots of libraries" as the leading cause for choosing Perl.

Perl is an open source tool with 435 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Perl's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 133 company stacks & 64 developers stacks; compared to Haskell, which is listed in 33 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.

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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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What are some alternatives to Haskell and Perl?
Scala
Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
Clojure
Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
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.
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.
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.
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#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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Haskell
Haskell
Scala
Scala

Why I am using Haskell in my free time?

I have 3 reasons for it. I am looking for:

Fun.

Improve functional programming skill.

Improve problem-solving skill.

Laziness and mathematical abstractions behind Haskell makes it a wonderful language.

It is Pure functional, it helps me to write better Scala code.

Highly expressive language gives elegant ways to solve coding puzzle.

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How developers use Haskell and Perl
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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.

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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.

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Vagner Oliveira uses HaskellHaskell
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Tinkhaven uses HaskellHaskell

Backend logic (REST, Auth0, Redis, Postgres, functional graph library (fgl), ...)

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Alexander Karelas uses PerlPerl

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

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RELEX Solutions uses HaskellHaskell

Our internal deployment tool, called Mordor, is written in Haskell.

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rapt.fm uses PerlPerl

We use perl with rex to control our distributed systems.

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Zetaops uses HaskellHaskell

Still experimental work for multikernel OS.

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ssshake uses PerlPerl

I use perl on some legacy applications.

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Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses HaskellHaskell

Don't worry, be type-safe.

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