programming languages

Rank

C++ vs O'Caml

  1. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    100%
    C++ 18 out of 18 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  2. This is a mainstream language

    96% 4%
    C++ 51 out of 53 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  3. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    95% 5%
    C++ 123 out of 129 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  4. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    94% 6%
    C++ 75 out of 79 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  5. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    94% 6%
    C++ 95 out of 101 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  6. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    88% 12%
    C++ 97 out of 109 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  7. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    88% 12%
    C++ 83 out of 94 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  8. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    88% 12%
    C++ 90 out of 102 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  9. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    86% 14%
    C++ 87 out of 101 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  10. This is a low level language

    85% 15%
    C++ 93 out of 109 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  11. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    85% 15%
    C++ 91 out of 107 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  12. There are many good tools for this language

    85% 15%
    C++ 85 out of 100 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  13. This language is large

    83% 17%
    C++ 89 out of 107 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  14. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    83% 17%
    C++ 83 out of 100 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  15. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    82% 18%
    C++ 39 out of 47 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  16. I use many applications written in this language

    82% 18%
    C++ 95 out of 115 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  17. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    82% 18%
    C++ 23 out of 28 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  18. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    81% 19%
    C++ 90 out of 110 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  19. I know many other people who use this language

    80% 20%
    C++ 84 out of 104 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  20. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    79% 21%
    C++ 87 out of 110 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  21. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    77% 23%
    C++ 74 out of 95 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  22. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    76% 24%
    C++ 86 out of 113 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  23. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    74% 26%
    C++ 81 out of 109 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  24. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    74% 26%
    C++ 81 out of 109 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  25. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    72% 28%
    C++ 74 out of 102 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  26. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

    72% 28%
    C++ 72 out of 100 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  27. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    71% 29%
    C++ 25 out of 35 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  28. This language has an annoying syntax

    70% 30%
    C++ 34 out of 48 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  29. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    70% 30%
    C++ 66 out of 94 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  30. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    69% 31%
    C++ 72 out of 103 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  31. I would use this language for writing embedded programs

    66% 34%
    C++ 8 out of 12 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  32. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    66% 34%
    C++ 64 out of 96 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  33. I know this language well

    66% 34%
    C++ 628 out of 949 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  34. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    63% 37%
    C++ 23 out of 36 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  35. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    62% 38%
    C++ 65 out of 104 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  36. I would list this language on my resume

    62% 38%
    C++ 66 out of 106 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  37. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    61% 39%
    C++ 65 out of 105 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  38. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    61% 39%
    C++ 68 out of 110 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  39. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    60% 40%
    C++ 69 out of 114 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  40. I regularly use this language

    60% 40%
    C++ 73 out of 121 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  41. I would use this language for mobile applications

    60% 40%
    C++ 63 out of 105 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  42. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    58% 42%
    C++ 54 out of 93 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  43. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    57% 43%
    C++ 63 out of 109 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  44. This language has a high quality implementation

    57% 43%
    C++ 24 out of 42 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  45. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    56% 44%
    C++ 53 out of 94 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  46. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    56% 44%
    C++ 58 out of 103 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  47. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    56% 44%
    C++ 54 out of 96 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  48. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    56% 44%
    C++ 55 out of 98 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  49. This language is well documented

    55% 45%
    C++ 59 out of 106 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  50. This language is good for numeric computing

    54% 46%
    C++ 56 out of 102 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  51. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    53% 47%
    C++ 61 out of 115 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  52. This language excels at concurrency

    52% 48%
    C++ 54 out of 103 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  53. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    51% 49%
    C++ 60 out of 116 picked C++ over O'Caml O'Caml
  54. This language has a good community

    49% 51%
    C++ 48 out of 95 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  55. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    49% 51%
    C++ 51 out of 100 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  56. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    48% 52%
    C++ 21 out of 41 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  57. This language has a very dogmatic community

    48% 52%
    C++ 46 out of 89 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  58. I would use this language for writing server programs

    43% 57%
    C++ 59 out of 105 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  59. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    43% 57%
    C++ 58 out of 103 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  60. This language is good for distributed computing

    43% 57%
    C++ 57 out of 101 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  61. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    42% 58%
    C++ 51 out of 88 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  62. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    40% 60%
    C++ 57 out of 96 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  63. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    38% 62%
    C++ 68 out of 111 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  64. This language is good for scientific computing

    38% 62%
    C++ 71 out of 115 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  65. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    38% 62%
    C++ 65 out of 105 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  66. This language is best for very small projects

    36% 64%
    C++ 60 out of 95 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  67. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    36% 64%
    C++ 55 out of 87 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  68. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    36% 64%
    C++ 74 out of 117 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  69. I usually use this language on solo projects

    36% 64%
    C++ 73 out of 115 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  70. This language is best for very large projects

    36% 64%
    C++ 64 out of 100 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  71. This language is very flexible

    35% 65%
    C++ 64 out of 99 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  72. This language has a niche in which it is great

    34% 66%
    C++ 70 out of 107 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  73. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    33% 67%
    C++ 67 out of 101 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  74. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    32% 68%
    C++ 64 out of 95 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  75. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    32% 68%
    C++ 25 out of 37 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  76. This language excels at text processing

    31% 69%
    C++ 71 out of 103 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  77. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    28% 72%
    C++ 28 out of 39 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  78. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages

    27% 73%
    C++ 85 out of 118 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  79. I use this language out of choice

    27% 73%
    C++ 78 out of 107 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  80. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    26% 74%
    C++ 44 out of 60 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  81. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    26% 74%
    C++ 75 out of 102 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  82. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    25% 75%
    C++ 29 out of 39 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  83. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    25% 75%
    C++ 32 out of 43 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  84. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    24% 76%
    C++ 31 out of 41 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  85. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    24% 76%
    C++ 87 out of 115 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  86. I would use this language for a web project

    22% 78%
    C++ 80 out of 103 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  87. I would use this language for casual scripting

    21% 79%
    C++ 87 out of 111 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  88. This language is good for beginners

    21% 79%
    C++ 88 out of 112 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  89. Code written in this language is very readable

    20% 80%
    C++ 89 out of 112 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  90. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    19% 81%
    C++ 85 out of 106 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  91. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    19% 81%
    C++ 81 out of 101 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  92. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    19% 81%
    C++ 82 out of 102 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  93. I enjoy using this language

    19% 81%
    C++ 106 out of 131 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  94. This language is minimal

    18% 82%
    C++ 94 out of 115 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  95. I find this language easy to prototype in

    17% 83%
    C++ 96 out of 117 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  96. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    16% 84%
    C++ 98 out of 117 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  97. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    15% 85%
    C++ 37 out of 44 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  98. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

    15% 85%
    C++ 34 out of 40 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  99. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    15% 85%
    C++ 34 out of 40 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  100. This language is expressive

    14% 86%
    C++ 105 out of 123 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  101. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    14% 86%
    C++ 24 out of 28 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  102. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    14% 86%
    C++ 85 out of 99 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  103. This language has a very coherent design

    13% 87%
    C++ 95 out of 110 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  104. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    12% 88%
    C++ 94 out of 107 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  105. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    12% 88%
    C++ 102 out of 116 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  106. I find code written in this language very elegant

    11% 89%
    C++ 103 out of 117 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  107. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    11% 89%
    C++ 108 out of 122 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  108. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    10% 90%
    C++ 97 out of 108 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  109. This language has a strong static type system

    10% 90%
    C++ 115 out of 128 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  110. This is a high level language

    7% 93%
    C++ 104 out of 113 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml
  111. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    4% 96%
    C++ 45 out of 47 picked O'Caml over C++ O'Caml

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 C++ and O'Caml 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.