programming languages

Rank

Eiffel vs C#

  1. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    88% 12%
    Eiffel 15 out of 17 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  2. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    81% 19%
    Eiffel 9 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  3. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    80% 20%
    Eiffel 4 out of 5 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  4. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    77% 23%
    Eiffel 7 out of 9 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  5. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

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

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

    75% 25%
    Eiffel 15 out of 20 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  8. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    71% 29%
    Eiffel 10 out of 14 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  9. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    71% 29%
    Eiffel 5 out of 7 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  10. This language is minimal

    71% 29%
    Eiffel 10 out of 14 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  11. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    70% 30%
    Eiffel 7 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  12. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    69% 31%
    Eiffel 9 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  13. I would use this language for casual scripting

    66% 34%
    Eiffel 6 out of 9 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  14. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    63% 37%
    Eiffel 7 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  15. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    63% 37%
    Eiffel 7 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  16. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    62% 38%
    Eiffel 5 out of 8 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  17. This language has a strong static type system

    61% 39%
    Eiffel 8 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  18. This language has a very dogmatic community

    61% 39%
    Eiffel 8 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  19. This language excels at text processing

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

    60% 40%
    Eiffel 9 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  21. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    60% 40%
    Eiffel 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  22. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    60% 40%
    Eiffel 9 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  23. This language has a niche in which it is great

    60% 40%
    Eiffel 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  24. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    60% 40%
    Eiffel 6 out of 10 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  25. This is a high level language

    58% 42%
    Eiffel 7 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  26. I find code written in this language very elegant

    58% 42%
    Eiffel 7 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  27. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    58% 42%
    Eiffel 7 out of 12 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  28. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    54% 46%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  29. Code written in this language is very readable

    54% 46%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  30. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    54% 46%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  31. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    53% 47%
    Eiffel 7 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  32. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    53% 47%
    Eiffel 7 out of 13 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  33. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    53% 47%
    Eiffel 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  34. This language is good for beginners

    53% 47%
    Eiffel 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  35. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    53% 47%
    Eiffel 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  36. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    53% 47%
    Eiffel 8 out of 15 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  37. This language is good for numeric computing

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 6 out of 12 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  38. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 7 out of 14 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  39. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

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

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 5 out of 10 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  41. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 3 out of 6 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  42. I can imagine using this language in my day job

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

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

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

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 4 out of 8 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  46. I enjoy using this language

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 8 out of 16 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  47. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    46% 54%
    Eiffel 8 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  48. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    46% 54%
    Eiffel 8 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  49. This language is very flexible

    46% 54%
    Eiffel 7 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  50. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    45% 55%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  51. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    45% 55%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  52. This language is best for very large projects

    45% 55%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  53. This language has a very coherent design

    45% 55%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  54. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    45% 55%
    Eiffel 6 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  55. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    44% 56%
    Eiffel 5 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  56. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    44% 56%
    Eiffel 5 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  57. This language has an annoying syntax

    42% 58%
    Eiffel 4 out of 7 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  58. I use many applications written in this language

    42% 58%
    Eiffel 8 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  59. I know many other people who use this language

    41% 59%
    Eiffel 7 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  60. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    41% 59%
    Eiffel 10 out of 17 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  61. There are many good open-source tools for this language

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

    40% 60%
    Eiffel 6 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  63. I find this language easy to prototype in

    40% 60%
    Eiffel 6 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  64. I would list this language on my resume

    40% 60%
    Eiffel 9 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  65. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    40% 60%
    Eiffel 3 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  66. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

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

    40% 60%
    Eiffel 9 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  68. I would use this language for a web project

    38% 62%
    Eiffel 8 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  69. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    38% 62%
    Eiffel 8 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  70. This is a low level language

    37% 63%
    Eiffel 5 out of 8 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  71. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    37% 63%
    Eiffel 5 out of 8 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  72. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    36% 64%
    Eiffel 7 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  73. I would use this language for writing server programs

    35% 65%
    Eiffel 9 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  74. This language is well documented

    35% 65%
    Eiffel 9 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  75. This language excels at concurrency

    33% 67%
    Eiffel 8 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  76. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    33% 67%
    Eiffel 10 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  77. There are many good tools for this language

    33% 67%
    Eiffel 8 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  78. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    33% 67%
    Eiffel 6 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  79. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    33% 67%
    Eiffel 4 out of 6 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  80. This language is expressive

    33% 67%
    Eiffel 10 out of 15 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  81. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    30% 70%
    Eiffel 9 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  82. This language is likely to be a passing fad

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

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

    30% 70%
    Eiffel 7 out of 10 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  85. I use this language out of choice

    28% 72%
    Eiffel 10 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  86. I would use this language for mobile applications

    27% 73%
    Eiffel 8 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  87. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    27% 73%
    Eiffel 8 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  88. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

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

    25% 75%
    Eiffel 9 out of 12 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  90. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    23% 77%
    Eiffel 10 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  91. I know this language well

    22% 78%
    Eiffel 103 out of 133 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  92. I regularly use this language

    22% 78%
    Eiffel 14 out of 18 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  93. I usually use this language on solo projects

    22% 78%
    Eiffel 7 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  94. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    22% 78%
    Eiffel 7 out of 9 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  95. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    21% 79%
    Eiffel 11 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  96. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    21% 79%
    Eiffel 11 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  97. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    21% 79%
    Eiffel 11 out of 14 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  98. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    19% 81%
    Eiffel 4 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  99. This language is large

    15% 85%
    Eiffel 11 out of 13 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  100. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    100%
    Eiffel 5 out of 5 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  101. This language is good for distributed computing

    100%
    Eiffel 11 out of 11 picked C# over Eiffel C#
  102. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

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

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

    75% 25%
    Eiffel 3 out of 4 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  105. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    50% 50%
    Eiffel 2 out of 4 each for C# and Eiffel C#
  106. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

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

    66% 34%
    Eiffel 2 out of 3 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  108. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    66% 34%
    Eiffel 2 out of 3 picked Eiffel over C# C#
  109. This is a mainstream language

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

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