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Perl vs Zsh (Z shell): 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; Zsh (Z shell): An extended Bourne shell with a large number of improvements. An interactive login shell, command interpreter and scripting language.

Perl belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while Zsh (Z shell) can be primarily classified under "Shells".

Perl and Zsh (Z shell) are both open source tools. It seems that Zsh (Z shell) with 1.47K GitHub stars and 205 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Perl with 436 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Perl
Pros of Zsh (Z shell)
  • 68
    Lots of libraries
  • 62
    Open source
  • 58
    Text processing
  • 50
    Powerful
  • 45
    Unix-style
  • 44
    Regex
  • 35
    Stable
  • 28
    Concise syntax
  • 27
    Hackerish
  • 19
    Easy to use
  • 10
    Swiss army chainsaw
  • 10
    CPAN
  • 9
    Code Less Do More
  • 7
    Freedom
  • 6
    All purpose
  • 5
    Familiar
  • 4
    Readability
  • 4
    Community
  • 3
    It's the best one-off task language
  • 3
    Modular
  • 3
    Object-Oriented
  • 2
    Postmodern
  • 2
    Smart (does alot for you)
  • 2
    Good man pages
  • 2
    For a man
  • 2
    Many ways to do it
  • 1
    Auto case variables
  • 1
    Hashes
  • 1
    Multi-threaded support
  • 1
    Single Source Library (CPAN)
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    Cons of Perl
    Cons of Zsh (Z shell)
    • 3
      Messy $/@/% syntax
    • 3
      No exception handling
    • 2
      No OS threads
    • 2
      Bad OO support
    • 2
      "1;"
    • 1
      Copy-on-create for interpreter-based threads
    • 1
      Barewords
    • 1
      Errors/warnings are ignored by default
    • 1
      Variables are global by default
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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 Zsh (Z shell)?

      An interactive login shell, command interpreter and scripting language.

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