programming languages

Rank

Delphi vs Haskell

  1. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    93% 7%
  2. This language has an annoying syntax

    91% 9%
  3. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    88% 12%
  4. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    88% 12%
  5. This is a low level language

    79% 21%
  6. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    74% 26%
  7. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    72% 28%
  8. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    71% 29%
  9. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    71% 29%
  10. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

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

    68% 32%
  12. I often get angry when writing code in this language

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

    66% 34%
  14. This is a mainstream language

    64% 36%
  15. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    64% 36%
  16. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

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

    63% 37%
  18. Code written in this language is very readable

    60% 40%
  19. I know many other people who use this language

    60% 40%
  20. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    59% 41%
  21. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    58% 42%
  22. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    57% 43%
  23. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    57% 43%
  24. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    55% 45%
  25. This language is minimal

    55% 45%
  26. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    55% 45%
  27. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    54% 46%
  28. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    53% 47%
  29. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    53% 47%
  30. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    53% 47%
  31. This language is large

    52% 48%
  32. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    52% 48%
  33. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    51% 49%
  34. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    50% 50%
    Delphi 13 out of 26 each for Haskell and Delphi Haskell
  35. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    50% 50%
    Delphi 13 out of 26 each for Haskell and Delphi Haskell
  36. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    48% 52%
  37. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    47% 53%
  38. There are many good tools for this language

    46% 54%
  39. This language is best for very small projects

    46% 54%
  40. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

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

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

    45% 55%
  43. I would use this language for mobile applications

    45% 55%
  44. I know this language well

    45% 55%
    Delphi 172 out of 315 picked Haskell over Delphi Haskell
  45. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    44% 56%
  46. I use many applications written in this language

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

    43% 57%
  48. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    42% 58%
  49. This language is well documented

    41% 59%
  50. This language is best for very large projects

    40% 60%
  51. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    40% 60%
  52. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    40% 60%
  53. This language has a niche in which it is great

    39% 61%
  54. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    39% 61%
  55. I would use this language for writing server programs

    38% 62%
  56. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

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

    35% 65%
  58. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

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

    33% 67%
  60. This language has a very dogmatic community

    33% 67%
  61. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    33% 67%
  62. This language excels at text processing

    32% 68%
  63. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    31% 69%
  64. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    30% 70%
  65. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    28% 72%
  66. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    28% 72%
  67. I regularly use this language

    28% 72%
  68. This language is good for numeric computing

    27% 73%
  69. I would use this language for casual scripting

    26% 74%
  70. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    26% 74%
  71. This language is good for distributed computing

    25% 75%
  72. This language is very flexible

    25% 75%
  73. This language is expressive

    25% 75%
  74. I use this language out of choice

    25% 75%
  75. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    24% 76%
  76. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    24% 76%
  77. I enjoy using this language

    23% 77%
  78. I would use this language for a web project

    23% 77%
  79. This language has a strong static type system

    22% 78%
  80. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    19% 81%
  81. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    19% 81%
  82. This language excels at concurrency

    19% 81%
  83. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    19% 81%
  84. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    19% 81%
  85. This language has a very coherent design

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

    19% 81%
  87. This language has a high quality implementation

    18% 82%
  88. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    18% 82%
  89. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    17% 83%
  90. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    15% 85%
  91. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    15% 85%
  92. I usually use this language on solo projects

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

    14% 86%
  94. This is a high level language

    13% 87%
  95. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    13% 87%
  96. This language is good for scientific computing

    13% 87%
  97. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    13% 87%
  98. I find code written in this language very elegant

    12% 88%
  99. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    12% 88%
  100. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    11% 89%
  101. I find this language easy to prototype in

    11% 89%
  102. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    11% 89%
  103. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    10% 90%
  104. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

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

    9% 91%
  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

    8% 92%
  108. This language has a good community

    5% 95%
  109. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    5% 95%
  110. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    33% 67%

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.