programming languages

Rank

Assembler vs Lua

  1. This is a low level language

    94% 6%
    Assembler 75 out of 79 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  2. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    92% 8%
    Assembler 73 out of 79 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  3. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    90% 10%
    Assembler 29 out of 32 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  4. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    88% 12%
    Assembler 72 out of 81 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  5. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    87% 13%
    Assembler 51 out of 58 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  6. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    87% 13%
    Assembler 51 out of 58 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  7. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    86% 14%
    Assembler 73 out of 84 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  8. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    86% 14%
    Assembler 57 out of 66 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  9. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    84% 16%
    Assembler 39 out of 46 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  10. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    80% 20%
    Assembler 68 out of 84 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  11. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    79% 21%
    Assembler 70 out of 88 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  12. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    78% 22%
    Assembler 52 out of 66 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  13. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    73% 27%
    Assembler 19 out of 26 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  14. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    71% 29%
    Assembler 56 out of 78 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  15. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    70% 30%
    Assembler 56 out of 80 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  16. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    70% 30%
    Assembler 56 out of 80 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  17. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    69% 31%
    Assembler 47 out of 68 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  18. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    68% 32%
    Assembler 24 out of 35 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  19. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    67% 33%
    Assembler 42 out of 62 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  20. This language has an annoying syntax

    65% 35%
    Assembler 31 out of 47 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  21. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    62% 38%
    Assembler 46 out of 74 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  22. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    61% 39%
    Assembler 44 out of 72 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  23. This language is good for numeric computing

    60% 40%
    Assembler 41 out of 68 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  24. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    60% 40%
    Assembler 41 out of 68 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  25. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    60% 40%
    Assembler 36 out of 60 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  26. I would use this language for writing embedded programs

    58% 42%
  27. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    57% 43%
    Assembler 44 out of 76 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  28. I would list this language on my resume

    56% 44%
    Assembler 46 out of 81 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  29. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    56% 44%
    Assembler 28 out of 50 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  30. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    55% 45%
    Assembler 35 out of 63 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  31. This language has a niche in which it is great

    55% 45%
    Assembler 43 out of 78 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  32. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    54% 46%
    Assembler 23 out of 42 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  33. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    53% 47%
    Assembler 42 out of 78 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  34. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    53% 47%
    Assembler 37 out of 69 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  35. This language has a high quality implementation

    51% 49%
    Assembler 22 out of 43 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  36. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    50% 50%
    Assembler 32 out of 63 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  37. I use many applications written in this language

    50% 50%
    Assembler 39 out of 77 picked Assembler over Lua Lua
  38. I know this language well

    48% 52%
    Assembler 418 out of 804 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  39. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    47% 53%
    Assembler 23 out of 44 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  40. This language is minimal

    46% 54%
    Assembler 44 out of 83 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  41. This language has a strong static type system

    45% 55%
    Assembler 42 out of 77 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  42. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    45% 55%
    Assembler 39 out of 71 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  43. I know many other people who use this language

    43% 57%
    Assembler 44 out of 78 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  44. This language has a very dogmatic community

    43% 57%
    Assembler 35 out of 62 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  45. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    42% 58%
    Assembler 12 out of 21 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  46. I use this language out of choice

    41% 59%
    Assembler 46 out of 79 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  47. There are many good tools for this language

    40% 60%
    Assembler 38 out of 64 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  48. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    40% 60%
    Assembler 44 out of 74 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  49. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    40% 60%
    Assembler 42 out of 70 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  50. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    39% 61%
    Assembler 44 out of 73 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  51. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    38% 62%
    Assembler 42 out of 68 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  52. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    38% 62%
    Assembler 55 out of 89 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  53. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    37% 63%
    Assembler 42 out of 67 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  54. This language is best for very small projects

    37% 63%
    Assembler 49 out of 78 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  55. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    36% 64%
    Assembler 40 out of 63 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  56. This language is large

    36% 64%
    Assembler 49 out of 77 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  57. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    36% 64%
    Assembler 39 out of 61 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  58. This language is well documented

    35% 65%
    Assembler 44 out of 68 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  59. I would use this language for mobile applications

    35% 65%
    Assembler 50 out of 77 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  60. This language is good for scientific computing

    35% 65%
    Assembler 39 out of 60 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  61. I regularly use this language

    34% 66%
    Assembler 56 out of 86 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  62. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    34% 66%
    Assembler 43 out of 66 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  63. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    34% 66%
    Assembler 45 out of 69 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  64. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    34% 66%
    Assembler 38 out of 58 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  65. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    34% 66%
    Assembler 52 out of 79 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  66. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    33% 67%
    Assembler 39 out of 59 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  67. I would use this language for writing server programs

    32% 68%
    Assembler 53 out of 78 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  68. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    31% 69%
    Assembler 54 out of 79 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  69. This is a mainstream language

    31% 69%
    Assembler 37 out of 54 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  70. I usually use this language on solo projects

    30% 70%
    Assembler 58 out of 84 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  71. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    30% 70%
    Assembler 47 out of 68 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  72. I enjoy using this language

    30% 70%
    Assembler 63 out of 91 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  73. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    30% 70%
    Assembler 49 out of 70 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  74. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    29% 71%
    Assembler 57 out of 81 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  75. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    29% 71%
    Assembler 55 out of 78 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  76. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages

    29% 71%
    Assembler 48 out of 68 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  77. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    28% 72%
    Assembler 53 out of 74 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  78. This language excels at concurrency

    28% 72%
    Assembler 46 out of 64 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  79. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    27% 73%
    Assembler 49 out of 68 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  80. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    27% 73%
    Assembler 52 out of 72 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  81. This language has a very coherent design

    27% 73%
    Assembler 50 out of 69 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  82. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    27% 73%
    Assembler 45 out of 62 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  83. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    26% 74%
    Assembler 51 out of 69 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  84. This language is good for distributed computing

    24% 76%
    Assembler 56 out of 74 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  85. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    24% 76%
    Assembler 63 out of 83 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  86. This language is very flexible

    23% 77%
    Assembler 56 out of 73 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  87. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    23% 77%
    Assembler 53 out of 69 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  88. I find code written in this language very elegant

    21% 79%
    Assembler 65 out of 83 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  89. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    20% 80%
    Assembler 66 out of 83 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  90. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    20% 80%
    Assembler 35 out of 44 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  91. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    19% 81%
    Assembler 41 out of 51 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  92. This language is expressive

    18% 82%
    Assembler 66 out of 81 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  93. This language has a good community

    18% 82%
    Assembler 53 out of 65 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  94. This language excels at text processing

    18% 82%
    Assembler 53 out of 65 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  95. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

    17% 83%
    Assembler 62 out of 75 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  96. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    16% 84%
    Assembler 69 out of 83 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  97. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    15% 85%
    Assembler 38 out of 45 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  98. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    15% 85%
    Assembler 39 out of 46 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  99. This language is good for beginners

    14% 86%
    Assembler 74 out of 87 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  100. This language is best for very large projects

    13% 87%
    Assembler 56 out of 65 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  101. Code written in this language is very readable

    13% 87%
    Assembler 72 out of 83 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  102. I find this language easy to prototype in

    12% 88%
    Assembler 66 out of 75 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  103. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    11% 89%
    Assembler 60 out of 68 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  104. I would use this language for a web project

    11% 89%
    Assembler 71 out of 80 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  105. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

    10% 90%
    Assembler 33 out of 37 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  106. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    9% 91%
    Assembler 39 out of 43 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  107. This is a high level language

    9% 91%
    Assembler 69 out of 76 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  108. I would use this language for casual scripting

    6% 94%
    Assembler 75 out of 80 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  109. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    6% 94%
    Assembler 46 out of 49 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  110. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    4% 96%
    Assembler 42 out of 44 picked Lua over Assembler Lua
  111. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    4% 96%
    Assembler 90 out of 94 picked Lua over Assembler Lua

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between Assembler and Lua to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.