programming languages

Rank

D vs C++

  1. This language has a very coherent design

    92% 8%
    D 59 out of 64 picked D over C++ C++
  2. Code written in this language is very readable

    88% 12%
    D 54 out of 61 picked D over C++ C++
  3. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

    87% 13%
    D 35 out of 40 picked D over C++ C++
  4. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    86% 14%
    D 39 out of 45 picked D over C++ C++
  5. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    86% 14%
    D 57 out of 66 picked D over C++ C++
  6. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    85% 15%
    D 48 out of 56 picked D over C++ C++
  7. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    83% 17%
    D 40 out of 48 picked D over C++ C++
  8. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    82% 18%
    D 56 out of 68 picked D over C++ C++
  9. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    82% 18%
    D 37 out of 45 picked D over C++ C++
  10. This language excels at text processing

    82% 18%
    D 46 out of 56 picked D over C++ C++
  11. I find code written in this language very elegant

    80% 20%
    D 55 out of 68 picked D over C++ C++
  12. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    80% 20%
    D 33 out of 41 picked D over C++ C++
  13. This language excels at concurrency

    80% 20%
    D 44 out of 55 picked D over C++ C++
  14. I find this language easy to prototype in

    79% 21%
    D 54 out of 68 picked D over C++ C++
  15. This language is minimal

    79% 21%
    D 54 out of 68 picked D over C++ C++
  16. This language is good for beginners

    79% 21%
    D 46 out of 58 picked D over C++ C++
  17. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    78% 22%
    D 47 out of 60 picked D over C++ C++
  18. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    77% 23%
    D 46 out of 59 picked D over C++ C++
  19. This is a high level language

    77% 23%
    D 48 out of 62 picked D over C++ C++
  20. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    77% 23%
    D 51 out of 66 picked D over C++ C++
  21. This language is expressive

    77% 23%
    D 47 out of 61 picked D over C++ C++
  22. This language has a strong static type system

    76% 24%
    D 56 out of 73 picked D over C++ C++
  23. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    75% 25%
    D 40 out of 53 picked D over C++ C++
  24. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    75% 25%
    D 48 out of 64 picked D over C++ C++
  25. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    75% 25%
    D 18 out of 24 picked D over C++ C++
  26. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    73% 27%
    D 42 out of 57 picked D over C++ C++
  27. I enjoy using this language

    73% 27%
    D 57 out of 78 picked D over C++ C++
  28. This language is best for very small projects

    72% 28%
    D 37 out of 51 picked D over C++ C++
  29. I would use this language for casual scripting

    72% 28%
    D 52 out of 72 picked D over C++ C++
  30. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    70% 30%
    D 26 out of 37 picked D over C++ C++
  31. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    69% 31%
    D 46 out of 66 picked D over C++ C++
  32. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    67% 33%
    D 36 out of 53 picked D over C++ C++
  33. This language is very flexible

    67% 33%
    D 41 out of 61 picked D over C++ C++
  34. I would use this language for a web project

    66% 34%
    D 35 out of 53 picked D over C++ C++
  35. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    64% 36%
    D 40 out of 62 picked D over C++ C++
  36. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    64% 36%
    D 32 out of 50 picked D over C++ C++
  37. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    63% 37%
    D 35 out of 55 picked D over C++ C++
  38. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    62% 38%
    D 30 out of 48 picked D over C++ C++
  39. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    62% 38%
    D 38 out of 61 picked D over C++ C++
  40. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    62% 38%
    D 33 out of 53 picked D over C++ C++
  41. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    62% 38%
    D 23 out of 37 picked D over C++ C++
  42. I usually use this language on solo projects

    61% 39%
    D 44 out of 71 picked D over C++ C++
  43. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    58% 42%
    D 23 out of 39 picked D over C++ C++
  44. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    58% 42%
    D 33 out of 56 picked D over C++ C++
  45. I would use this language for writing server programs

    58% 42%
    D 38 out of 65 picked D over C++ C++
  46. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    58% 42%
    D 32 out of 55 picked D over C++ C++
  47. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    56% 44%
    D 22 out of 39 picked D over C++ C++
  48. I use this language out of choice

    56% 44%
    D 32 out of 57 picked D over C++ C++
  49. This language is good for scientific computing

    55% 45%
    D 33 out of 59 picked D over C++ C++
  50. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages

    54% 46%
    D 33 out of 61 picked D over C++ C++
  51. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    53% 47%
    D 31 out of 58 picked D over C++ C++
  52. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    53% 47%
    D 31 out of 58 picked D over C++ C++
  53. This language has a niche in which it is great

    52% 48%
    D 33 out of 63 picked D over C++ C++
  54. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    52% 48%
    D 23 out of 44 picked D over C++ C++
  55. This language is good for distributed computing

    51% 49%
    D 28 out of 54 picked D over C++ C++
  56. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    50% 50%
    D 27 out of 53 picked D over C++ C++
  57. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    50% 50%
    D 26 out of 52 each for C++ and D C++
  58. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    49% 51%
    D 33 out of 65 picked C++ over D C++
  59. This language is best for very large projects

    49% 51%
    D 28 out of 55 picked C++ over D C++
  60. This language has a good community

    48% 52%
    D 30 out of 58 picked C++ over D C++
  61. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    47% 53%
    D 41 out of 78 picked C++ over D C++
  62. This language has a very dogmatic community

    44% 56%
    D 27 out of 49 picked C++ over D C++
  63. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    44% 56%
    D 37 out of 67 picked C++ over D C++
  64. This language is good for numeric computing

    44% 56%
    D 34 out of 61 picked C++ over D C++
  65. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    42% 58%
    D 35 out of 61 picked C++ over D C++
  66. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    40% 60%
    D 34 out of 57 picked C++ over D C++
  67. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    40% 60%
    D 37 out of 62 picked C++ over D C++
  68. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    39% 61%
    D 37 out of 61 picked C++ over D C++
  69. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    38% 62%
    D 33 out of 54 picked C++ over D C++
  70. I would list this language on my resume

    38% 62%
    D 40 out of 65 picked C++ over D C++
  71. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    37% 63%
    D 36 out of 58 picked C++ over D C++
  72. I regularly use this language

    36% 64%
    D 42 out of 66 picked C++ over D C++
  73. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    35% 65%
    D 20 out of 31 picked C++ over D C++
  74. I would use this language for mobile applications

    33% 67%
    D 37 out of 56 picked C++ over D C++
  75. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    33% 67%
    D 32 out of 48 picked C++ over D C++
  76. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    31% 69%
    D 31 out of 45 picked C++ over D C++
  77. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    28% 72%
    D 33 out of 46 picked C++ over D C++
  78. This language is well documented

    27% 73%
    D 39 out of 54 picked C++ over D C++
  79. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    27% 73%
    D 42 out of 58 picked C++ over D C++
  80. I know this language well

    25% 75%
    D 389 out of 525 picked C++ over D C++
  81. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    25% 75%
    D 46 out of 62 picked C++ over D C++
  82. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    25% 75%
    D 48 out of 64 picked C++ over D C++
  83. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    23% 77%
    D 43 out of 56 picked C++ over D C++
  84. This language has a high quality implementation

    22% 78%
    D 34 out of 44 picked C++ over D C++
  85. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    22% 78%
    D 41 out of 53 picked C++ over D C++
  86. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    22% 78%
    D 45 out of 58 picked C++ over D C++
  87. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    21% 79%
    D 43 out of 55 picked C++ over D C++
  88. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    19% 81%
    D 50 out of 62 picked C++ over D C++
  89. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    18% 82%
    D 57 out of 70 picked C++ over D C++
  90. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    17% 83%
    D 37 out of 45 picked C++ over D C++
  91. This language is large

    17% 83%
    D 47 out of 57 picked C++ over D C++
  92. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    17% 83%
    D 47 out of 57 picked C++ over D C++
  93. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    17% 83%
    D 48 out of 58 picked C++ over D C++
  94. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

    16% 84%
    D 50 out of 60 picked C++ over D C++
  95. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    16% 84%
    D 56 out of 67 picked C++ over D C++
  96. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    16% 84%
    D 62 out of 74 picked C++ over D C++
  97. There are many good tools for this language

    14% 86%
    D 58 out of 68 picked C++ over D C++
  98. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    13% 87%
    D 57 out of 66 picked C++ over D C++
  99. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    13% 87%
    D 58 out of 67 picked C++ over D C++
  100. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    13% 87%
    D 33 out of 38 picked C++ over D C++
  101. I know many other people who use this language

    12% 88%
    D 48 out of 55 picked C++ over D C++
  102. This is a low level language

    12% 88%
    D 64 out of 73 picked C++ over D C++
  103. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    11% 89%
    D 45 out of 51 picked C++ over D C++
  104. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    10% 90%
    D 53 out of 59 picked C++ over D C++
  105. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    9% 91%
    D 46 out of 51 picked C++ over D C++
  106. This is a mainstream language

    9% 91%
    D 38 out of 42 picked C++ over D C++
  107. This language has an annoying syntax

    8% 92%
    D 42 out of 46 picked C++ over D C++
  108. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    8% 92%
    D 42 out of 46 picked C++ over D C++
  109. I use many applications written in this language

    8% 92%
    D 57 out of 62 picked C++ over D C++
  110. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    3% 97%
    D 55 out of 57 picked C++ over D C++
  111. I would use this language for writing embedded programs

    100%
    D 2 out of 2 picked C++ over D C++

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 D and C++ 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.