Objective-C vs. Scala vs. Perl

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What is Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

What is 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.

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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Why do developers choose Objective-C?
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Why do developers choose Scala?
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Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

What are the cons of using Objective-C?
No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
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What are the cons of using Scala?
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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What companies use Objective-C?
1053 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Scala?
525 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Perl?
168 companies on StackShare use Perl
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with Scala?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

What are some alternatives to Objective-C, Scala, and Perl?

  • 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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