programming languages

Rank

F# vs Haskell

  1. Code written in this language tends to be verbose

    84% 16%
    F# 37 out of 44 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  2. There are many good tools for this language

    79% 21%
    F# 35 out of 44 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  3. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language

    78% 22%
    F# 32 out of 41 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  4. There are many good commercial tools for this language

    78% 22%
    F# 39 out of 50 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  5. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project

    76% 24%
    F# 43 out of 56 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  6. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot

    73% 27%
    F# 25 out of 34 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  7. I often get angry when writing code in this language

    70% 30%
    F# 7 out of 10 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  8. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"

    69% 31%
    F# 27 out of 39 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  9. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application

    67% 33%
    F# 25 out of 37 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  10. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong

    67% 33%
    F# 27 out of 40 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  11. This language is best for very large projects

    67% 33%
    F# 27 out of 40 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  12. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood

    67% 33%
    F# 35 out of 52 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  13. This language has an annoying syntax

    66% 34%
    F# 16 out of 24 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  14. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient

    66% 34%
    F# 26 out of 39 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  15. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for

    66% 34%
    F# 20 out of 30 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  16. This is a low level language

    65% 35%
    F# 31 out of 47 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  17. I would use this language for mobile applications

    65% 35%
    F# 34 out of 52 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  18. I would list this language on my resume

    65% 35%
    F# 28 out of 43 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  19. I know many other people who use this language

    64% 36%
    F# 31 out of 48 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  20. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread

    61% 39%
    F# 26 out of 42 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  21. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later

    61% 39%
    F# 21 out of 34 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  22. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others

    61% 39%
    F# 24 out of 39 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  23. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features

    61% 39%
    F# 24 out of 39 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  24. I would use this language for writing server programs

    60% 40%
    F# 26 out of 43 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  25. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language

    60% 40%
    F# 29 out of 48 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  26. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time

    60% 40%
    F# 27 out of 45 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  27. I usually use this language on projects with many other members

    60% 40%
    F# 27 out of 45 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  28. I would use this language for a web project

    58% 42%
    F# 31 out of 53 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  29. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years

    57% 43%
    F# 22 out of 38 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  30. Code written in this language is very readable

    57% 43%
    F# 26 out of 45 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  31. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language

    57% 43%
    F# 30 out of 52 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  32. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else

    57% 43%
    F# 27 out of 47 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  33. This language would be good for teaching children to write software

    57% 43%
    F# 8 out of 14 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  34. I usually use this language on solo projects

    56% 44%
    F# 26 out of 46 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  35. This language is likely to be a passing fad

    56% 44%
    F# 18 out of 32 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  36. I would use this language for casual scripting

    55% 45%
    F# 24 out of 43 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  37. I can imagine using this language in my day job

    55% 45%
    F# 32 out of 58 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  38. This language is good for distributed computing

    54% 46%
    F# 18 out of 33 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  39. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.

    53% 47%
    F# 7 out of 13 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  40. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces

    53% 47%
    F# 23 out of 43 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  41. Writing code in this language is a lot of work

    52% 48%
    F# 24 out of 46 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  42. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality

    51% 49%
    F# 20 out of 39 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  43. This language is very flexible

    51% 49%
    F# 24 out of 47 picked F# over Haskell Haskell
  44. This is a mainstream language

    50% 50%
    F# 7 out of 14 each for Haskell and F# Haskell
  45. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language

    50% 50%
    F# 20 out of 40 each for Haskell and F# Haskell
  46. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to

    50% 50%
    F# 5 out of 10 each for Haskell and F# Haskell
  47. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language

    50% 50%
    F# 17 out of 34 each for Haskell and F# Haskell
  48. I use this language out of choice

    48% 52%
    F# 20 out of 39 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  49. This language is good for numeric computing

    47% 53%
    F# 23 out of 44 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  50. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it

    46% 54%
    F# 23 out of 43 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  51. I know this language well

    46% 54%
    F# 215 out of 401 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  52. This language is well documented

    44% 56%
    F# 25 out of 45 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  53. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.

    44% 56%
    F# 10 out of 18 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  54. I regularly use this language

    43% 57%
    F# 32 out of 57 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  55. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.

    43% 57%
    F# 9 out of 16 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  56. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does

    43% 57%
    F# 26 out of 46 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  57. This language is unusually bad for beginners

    42% 58%
    F# 24 out of 42 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  58. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code

    42% 58%
    F# 27 out of 47 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  59. I use many applications written in this language

    42% 58%
    F# 23 out of 40 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  60. I would use this language to write a command-line app

    42% 58%
    F# 30 out of 52 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  61. This language excels at concurrency

    42% 58%
    F# 26 out of 45 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  62. This language is large

    42% 58%
    F# 22 out of 38 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  63. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity

    41% 59%
    F# 18 out of 31 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  64. This language is good for scientific computing

    41% 59%
    F# 32 out of 55 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  65. I find this language easy to prototype in

    41% 59%
    F# 27 out of 46 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  66. This language excels at text processing

    41% 59%
    F# 23 out of 39 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  67. This language is best for very small projects

    40% 60%
    F# 25 out of 42 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  68. This language has a niche in which it is great

    40% 60%
    F# 25 out of 42 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  69. I would use this language for writing embedded programs

    40% 60%
    F# 3 out of 5 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  70. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform

    40% 60%
    F# 21 out of 35 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  71. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done

    39% 61%
    F# 29 out of 48 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  72. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer

    39% 61%
    F# 14 out of 23 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  73. This language is minimal

    39% 61%
    F# 28 out of 46 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  74. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"

    38% 62%
    F# 22 out of 36 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  75. This language is suitable for real-time applications

    38% 62%
    F# 19 out of 31 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  76. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language

    37% 63%
    F# 23 out of 37 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  77. This language encourages writing reusable code.

    37% 63%
    F# 10 out of 16 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  78. This language is good for beginners

    37% 63%
    F# 27 out of 43 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  79. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis

    36% 64%
    F# 24 out of 38 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  80. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement

    36% 64%
    F# 26 out of 41 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  81. This language is likely to be around for a very long time

    35% 65%
    F# 25 out of 39 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  82. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.

    35% 65%
    F# 9 out of 14 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  83. I enjoy using this language

    35% 65%
    F# 40 out of 62 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  84. This is a high level language

    35% 65%
    F# 40 out of 62 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  85. The resources for learning this language are of high quality

    35% 65%
    F# 22 out of 34 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  86. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do

    34% 66%
    F# 31 out of 47 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  87. This language has a very dogmatic community

    33% 67%
    F# 22 out of 33 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  88. This language excels at symbolic manipulation

    32% 68%
    F# 31 out of 46 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  89. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features

    32% 68%
    F# 25 out of 37 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  90. This language has a good community

    31% 69%
    F# 26 out of 38 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  91. This language is expressive

    30% 70%
    F# 41 out of 59 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  92. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.

    30% 70%
    F# 7 out of 10 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  93. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language

    29% 71%
    F# 31 out of 44 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  94. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct

    28% 72%
    F# 35 out of 49 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  95. This language has a high quality implementation

    28% 72%
    F# 10 out of 14 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  96. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages

    28% 72%
    F# 30 out of 42 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  97. There are many good open-source tools for this language

    28% 72%
    F# 28 out of 39 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  98. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.

    27% 73%
    F# 8 out of 11 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  99. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages

    27% 73%
    F# 32 out of 44 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  100. Code written in this language tends to be terse

    26% 74%
    F# 38 out of 52 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  101. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable

    26% 74%
    F# 30 out of 41 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  102. I find code written in this language very elegant

    24% 76%
    F# 46 out of 61 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  103. This language has a very coherent design

    22% 78%
    F# 31 out of 40 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  104. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language

    22% 78%
    F# 7 out of 9 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  105. This language has a strong static type system

    21% 79%
    F# 48 out of 61 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  106. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it

    19% 81%
    F# 20 out of 25 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  107. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.

    16% 84%
    F# 15 out of 18 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  108. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.

    15% 85%
    F# 17 out of 20 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  109. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer

    12% 88%
    F# 42 out of 48 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  110. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).

    9% 91%
    F# 9 out of 10 picked Haskell over F# Haskell
  111. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.

    8% 92%
    F# 11 out of 12 picked Haskell over F# Haskell

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 F# 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.