Perl vs Rust: What are the differences?
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; Rust: A safe, concurrent, practical language. 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.
Perl and Rust can be categorized as "Languages" tools.
"Lots of libraries" is the top reason why over 62 developers like Perl, while over 81 developers mention "Guaranteed memory safety" as the leading cause for choosing Rust.
Perl and Rust are both open source tools. It seems that Rust with 37.3K GitHub stars and 5.85K 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 Rust, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 105 developer stacks.
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