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Perl Alternatives

Perl is described as 'high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development' and is a very popular programming language in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Perl for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Perl are JavaScript, C++, Node.js and PHP.

Perl alternatives are mainly Programming Languages but may also be Game Development Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Perl.
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Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development.

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    Python

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • AROS
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • OpenSolaris
    • MorphOS

    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPython consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. JavaScript icon

    JavaScript

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AROS
    • Haiku

    JavaScript (sometimes shortened to JS) is a lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions, most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but also used in many non-browser environments.

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  3. C++ icon

    C++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a combination of both high-level and low-level language features.

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    Node.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications.

    ⚫︎ Node BasedNode.js supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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  5. PHP icon

    PHP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PHP

    PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

    ⚫︎ PortablePHP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPHP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    C (programming language)

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AROS
    • Android Wear
    • Haiku
    • Playstation

    C is a general-purpose computer programming language. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time.

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  7. Go, also called golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.

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    C#

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines.

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  9. Ruby icon

    Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.

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  10. Lua icon

    Lua

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Android Wear
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • Playstation
    • MorphOS

    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingLua supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLua consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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