programming languages

Rank

Delphi vs Haskell

  1. This language has an annoying syntax

    94% 6%
  2. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    91% 9%
  3. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    89% 11%
  4. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    87% 13%
  5. This is a low level language

    81% 19%
  6. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    77% 23%
  7. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    76% 24%
  8. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    76% 24%
  9. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    73% 27%
  10. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    72% 28%
  11. This is a mainstream language

    71% 29%
  12. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    69% 31%
  13. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    66% 34%
  14. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    65% 35%
  15. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    65% 35%
  16. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    63% 37%
  17. This language is good for beginners

    59% 41%
  18. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    59% 41%
  19. Code written in this language is very readable

    57% 43%
  20. This language is large

    56% 44%
  21. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    56% 44%
  22. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    55% 45%
  23. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    55% 45%
  24. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    55% 45%
  25. I know many other people who use this language

    55% 45%
  26. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    54% 46%
  27. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    54% 46%
  28. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    53% 47%
  29. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    52% 48%
  30. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    52% 48%
  31. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    51% 49%
  32. This language is minimal

    51% 49%
  33. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    50% 50%
    Delphi 20 out of 40 each for Haskell and Delphi Haskell
  34. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    48% 52%
  35. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    48% 52%
  36. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    48% 52%
  37. I use many applications written in this language

    46% 54%
  38. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    46% 54%
  39. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

    46% 54%
  40. I would use this language for mobile applications

    46% 54%
  41. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    45% 55%
  42. There are many good tools for this language

    45% 55%
  43. I know this language well

    45% 55%
    Delphi 203 out of 370 picked Haskell over Delphi Haskell
  44. This language is best for very small projects

    44% 56%
  45. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    43% 57%
  46. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    41% 59%
  47. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

    41% 59%
  48. This language is well documented

    40% 60%
  49. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    40% 60%
  50. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    40% 60%
  51. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    40% 60%
  52. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    38% 62%
  53. This language has a very dogmatic community

    38% 62%
  54. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    37% 63%
  55. This language has a niche in which it is great

    37% 63%
  56. This language is best for very large projects

    37% 63%
  57. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    36% 64%
  58. I would list this language on my resume

    34% 66%
  59. I would use this language for writing server programs

    34% 66%
  60. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    33% 67%
  61. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    32% 68%
  62. This language excels at text processing

    30% 70%
  63. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    29% 71%
  64. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    28% 72%
  65. This language is very flexible

    27% 73%
  66. I regularly use this language

    26% 74%
  67. I would use this language for casual scripting

    26% 74%
  68. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    26% 74%
  69. I use this language out of choice

    26% 74%
  70. This language is good for numeric computing

    25% 75%
  71. I would use this language for a web project

    25% 75%
  72. This language is good for distributed computing

    25% 75%
  73. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    23% 77%
  74. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    22% 78%
  75. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    22% 78%
  76. This language is expressive

    21% 79%
  77. This language excels at concurrency

    21% 79%
  78. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    21% 79%
  79. I enjoy using this language

    20% 80%
  80. This language has a strong static type system

    20% 80%
  81. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    19% 81%
  82. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    19% 81%
  83. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    18% 82%
  84. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    18% 82%
  85. This language has a very coherent design

    17% 83%
  86. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    17% 83%
  87. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    16% 84%
  88. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    16% 84%
  89. This language has a high quality implementation

    15% 85%
  90. This language is good for scientific computing

    15% 85%
  91. I find code written in this language very elegant

    14% 86%
  92. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    14% 86%
  93. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    14% 86%
  94. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    13% 87%
  95. I usually use this language on solo projects

    13% 87%
  96. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    13% 87%
  97. I find this language easy to prototype in

    12% 88%
  98. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    12% 88%
  99. This is a high level language

    12% 88%
  100. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    11% 89%
  101. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    10% 90%
  102. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    10% 90%
  103. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    9% 91%
  104. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages

    8% 92%
  105. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    8% 92%
  106. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    8% 92%
  107. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    7% 93%
  108. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    7% 93%
  109. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    7% 93%
  110. This language has a good community

    5% 95%

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 Delphi and Haskell 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.