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JRuby vs Perl: What are the differences?

JRuby: A high performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information; 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.

JRuby and Perl belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Java" is the top reason why over 7 developers like JRuby, while over 62 developers mention "Lots of libraries" as the leading cause for choosing Perl.

JRuby and Perl are both open source tools. It seems that JRuby with 3.32K GitHub stars and 830 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 JRuby, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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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    Avatar of Perljobs.Ru
    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.

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