programming languages

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C# vs Eiffel

  1. This language is good for distributed computing

    100%
    C# 11 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  2. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    100%
    C# 5 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  3. This language is large

    84% 16%
    C# 11 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  4. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    80% 20%
    C# 4 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  5. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    78% 22%
    C# 11 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  6. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    78% 22%
    C# 11 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  7. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    78% 22%
    C# 11 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  8. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    77% 23%
    C# 7 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  9. I usually use this language on solo projects

    77% 23%
    C# 7 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  10. I regularly use this language

    77% 23%
    C# 14 out of 18 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  11. I know this language well

    77% 23%
    C# 103 out of 133 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  12. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    76% 24%
    C# 10 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  13. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

    75% 25%
    C# 6 out of 8 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  14. This language is best for very small projects

    75% 25%
    C# 9 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  15. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    72% 28%
    C# 8 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  16. I would use this language for mobile applications

    72% 28%
    C# 8 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  17. I use this language out of choice

    71% 29%
    C# 10 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  18. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    70% 30%
    C# 7 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  19. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    70% 30%
    C# 7 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  20. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    70% 30%
    C# 7 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  21. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    69% 31%
    C# 9 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  22. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    66% 34%
    C# 4 out of 6 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  23. This language is expressive

    66% 34%
    C# 10 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  24. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    66% 34%
    C# 10 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  25. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    66% 34%
    C# 6 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  26. There are many good tools for this language

    66% 34%
    C# 8 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  27. This language excels at concurrency

    66% 34%
    C# 8 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  28. This language is well documented

    64% 36%
    C# 9 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  29. I would use this language for writing server programs

    64% 36%
    C# 9 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  30. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    63% 37%
    C# 7 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  31. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    62% 38%
    C# 5 out of 8 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  32. This is a low level language

    62% 38%
    C# 5 out of 8 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  33. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    61% 39%
    C# 8 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  34. I would use this language for a web project

    61% 39%
    C# 8 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  35. I would list this language on my resume

    60% 40%
    C# 9 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  36. I find this language easy to prototype in

    60% 40%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  37. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    60% 40%
    C# 3 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  38. This language is good for scientific computing

    60% 40%
    C# 9 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  39. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    60% 40%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  40. This language has a good community

    60% 40%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  41. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    60% 40%
    C# 3 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  42. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    58% 42%
    C# 10 out of 17 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  43. I know many other people who use this language

    58% 42%
    C# 7 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  44. I use many applications written in this language

    57% 43%
    C# 8 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  45. This language has an annoying syntax

    57% 43%
    C# 4 out of 7 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  46. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    55% 45%
    C# 5 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  47. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    55% 45%
    C# 5 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  48. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    54% 46%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  49. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    54% 46%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  50. This language has a very coherent design

    54% 46%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  51. This language is best for very large projects

    54% 46%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  52. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    54% 46%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  53. This language is very flexible

    53% 47%
    C# 7 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  54. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    53% 47%
    C# 8 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  55. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    53% 47%
    C# 8 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  56. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    50% 50%
    C# 3 out of 6 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  57. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    50% 50%
    C# 7 out of 14 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  58. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    50% 50%
    C# 6 out of 12 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  59. This language is good for numeric computing

    50% 50%
    C# 6 out of 12 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  60. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    50% 50%
    C# 5 out of 10 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  61. I enjoy using this language

    50% 50%
    C# 8 out of 16 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  62. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    50% 50%
    C# 6 out of 12 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  63. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    50% 50%
    C# 5 out of 10 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  64. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    50% 50%
    C# 4 out of 8 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  65. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    50% 50%
    C# 4 out of 8 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  66. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    46% 54%
    C# 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  67. This language is good for beginners

    46% 54%
    C# 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  68. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    46% 54%
    C# 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  69. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    46% 54%
    C# 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  70. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    46% 54%
    C# 7 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  71. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    46% 54%
    C# 7 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  72. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    45% 55%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  73. Code written in this language is very readable

    45% 55%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  74. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    45% 55%
    C# 6 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  75. I find code written in this language very elegant

    41% 59%
    C# 7 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  76. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    41% 59%
    C# 7 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  77. This is a high level language

    41% 59%
    C# 7 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  78. This language excels at text processing

    40% 60%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  79. This language has a niche in which it is great

    40% 60%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  80. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    40% 60%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  81. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages

    40% 60%
    C# 9 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  82. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    40% 60%
    C# 9 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  83. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    40% 60%
    C# 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  84. This language has a very dogmatic community

    38% 62%
    C# 8 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  85. This language has a strong static type system

    38% 62%
    C# 8 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  86. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    37% 63%
    C# 5 out of 8 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  87. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    36% 64%
    C# 7 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  88. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    36% 64%
    C# 7 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  89. I would use this language for casual scripting

    33% 67%
    C# 6 out of 9 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  90. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    30% 70%
    C# 9 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  91. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    30% 70%
    C# 7 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  92. This language is minimal

    28% 72%
    C# 10 out of 14 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  93. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    28% 72%
    C# 5 out of 7 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  94. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    28% 72%
    C# 10 out of 14 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  95. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    25% 75%
    C# 9 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  96. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    25% 75%
    C# 15 out of 20 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  97. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    25% 75%
    C# 9 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  98. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    22% 78%
    C# 7 out of 9 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  99. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    19% 81%
    C# 4 out of 5 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  100. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    18% 82%
    C# 9 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  101. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    11% 89%
    C# 15 out of 17 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  102. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    50% 50%
    C# 2 out of 4 each for Eiffel and C# Eiffel
  103. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    100%
    C# 4 out of 4 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  104. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    75% 25%
    C# 3 out of 4 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  105. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

    25% 75%
    C# 3 out of 4 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  106. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    100%
    C# 3 out of 3 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  107. This language has a high quality implementation

    33% 67%
    C# 2 out of 3 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  108. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    33% 67%
    C# 2 out of 3 picked Eiffel over C# Eiffel
  109. This is a mainstream language

    100%
    C# 2 out of 2 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel
  110. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    100%
    C# 1 out of 1 picked C# over Eiffel Eiffel

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 Eiffel 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.