programming languages

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C++

Based on 131925 responses from 8978 people, this is the picture we've built up of C++.

Most similar to...

  1. C
  2. Java
  3. Fortran
  4. Assembler
  5. Objective C

Most dissimilar from...

  1. Lua
  2. Smalltalk
  3. Scheme
  4. Io
  5. Clojure

All statements

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