programming languages

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C++

Based on 132299 responses from 11384 people, this is the picture we've built up of C++.

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  1. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language
  2. This language is unusually bad for beginners
  3. I use many applications written in this language
  4. This language is large
  5. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language
  6. I usually use this language on projects with many other members
  7. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project
  8. Code written in this language tends to be verbose
  9. This is a low level language
  10. This language has a strong static type system
  11. Writing code in this language is a lot of work
  12. There are many good commercial tools for this language
  13. This language is suitable for real-time applications
  14. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else
  15. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"
  16. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot
  17. I would use this language for mobile applications
  18. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood
  19. This language is good for scientific computing
  20. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language
  21. This language is best for very large projects
  22. I would use this language for writing embedded programs
  23. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient
  24. I know many other people who use this language
  25. This language is good for numeric computing
  26. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for
  27. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread
  28. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform
  29. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years
  30. This is a mainstream language
  31. This language has an annoying syntax
  32. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language
  33. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to
  34. I often get angry when writing code in this language
  35. I know this language well
  36. I regularly use this language
  37. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code
  38. This language is very flexible
  39. I would use this language to write a command-line app
  40. I can imagine using this language in my day job
  41. This language excels at concurrency
  42. The resources for learning this language are of high quality
  43. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality
  44. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language
  45. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language
  46. This language has a very dogmatic community
  47. There are many good tools for this language
  48. There are many good open-source tools for this language
  49. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others
  50. I would use this language for writing server programs
  51. This language is good for distributed computing
  52. I would list this language on my resume
  53. This language is likely to be around for a very long time
  54. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis
  55. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer
  56. I enjoy using this language
  57. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct
  58. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features
  59. I usually use this language on solo projects
  60. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done
  61. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it
  62. This language is expressive
  63. This language excels at symbolic manipulation
  64. This language excels at text processing
  65. This language is well documented
  66. This language has a good community
  67. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity
  68. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer
  69. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language
  70. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement
  71. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces
  72. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time
  73. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages
  74. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages
  75. This language has a high quality implementation
  76. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language
  77. This language encourages writing reusable code.
  78. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.
  79. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.
  80. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.
  81. I find this language easy to prototype in
  82. I would use this language for a web project
  83. I would use this language for casual scripting
  84. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does
  85. I find code written in this language very elegant
  86. Code written in this language tends to be terse
  87. This is a high level language
  88. This language has a niche in which it is great
  89. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable
  90. Code written in this language is very readable
  91. This language is best for very small projects
  92. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"
  93. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong
  94. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do
  95. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later
  96. This language is likely to be a passing fad
  97. I use this language out of choice
  98. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.
  99. This language is good for beginners
  100. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application
  101. This language has a very coherent design
  102. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features
  103. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.
  104. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.
  105. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.
  106. This language is minimal
  107. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.
  108. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).
  109. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.
  110. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it
  111. This language would be good for teaching children to write software