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What features are most important to you in a programming language?

Survey period: 4 Jan 2021 to 11 Jan 2021

Not an exhaustive list by any means. Comment to add what's missing for you.

Strong type safety41561.48
Automatic thread safety19228.44
Lambda functions16624.59
Interoperability and compatibility with existing languages16624.59
Automatic Memory management33749.93
Extension methods13620.15
Optional / nullable types15923.56
Dynamic typing (eg dynamic in C#, any in TypeScript)8913.19
A plethora of operators that reduce code (eg ??, .?)10916.15
String interpolation13920.59
Speed, efficiency46368.59
Simplicity in the syntax45867.85
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralGreat Debugger Pin
NeverJustHere9-Jan-21 19:59
MemberNeverJustHere9-Jan-21 19:59 
GeneralC++ has like everything but two "features" here that I don't like or use anyway Pin
honey the codewitch9-Jan-21 3:55
mvahoney the codewitch9-Jan-21 3:55 
GeneralType Safety, Efficiency, & Simplicity Pin
BryanFazekas5-Jan-21 10:32
MemberBryanFazekas5-Jan-21 10:32 
GeneralRe: Type Safety, Efficiency, & Simplicity Pin
Frank Malcolm5-Jan-21 12:42
MemberFrank Malcolm5-Jan-21 12:42 
GeneralRe: Type Safety, Efficiency, & Simplicity Pin
BryanFazekas6-Jan-21 3:49
MemberBryanFazekas6-Jan-21 3:49 
GeneralRe: Type Safety, Efficiency, & Simplicity Pin
Frank Malcolm6-Jan-21 3:56
MemberFrank Malcolm6-Jan-21 3:56 
GeneralStandard Runtime Library Pin
JohnnyCee5-Jan-21 6:18
MemberJohnnyCee5-Jan-21 6:18 
GeneralProblems with too many operators Pin
obermd5-Jan-21 4:38
Memberobermd5-Jan-21 4:38 
GeneralOther Pin
MarkTJohnson5-Jan-21 2:00
professionalMarkTJohnson5-Jan-21 2:00 
PraiseRe: Other Pin
Gary R. Wheeler5-Jan-21 3:56
MemberGary R. Wheeler5-Jan-21 3:56 
GeneralRe: Other Pin
Nelek6-Jan-21 23:35
protectorNelek6-Jan-21 23:35 
GeneralVisual Studio Support Pin
stepan hakobyan4-Jan-21 22:15
Memberstepan hakobyan4-Jan-21 22:15 
GeneralNone of the following Pin
Pete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 10:24
professionalPete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 10:24 
GeneralRe: None of the following Pin
Slacker0075-Jan-21 1:20
professionalSlacker0075-Jan-21 1:20 
GeneralOther Pin
Nelek4-Jan-21 9:36
protectorNelek4-Jan-21 9:36 
GeneralOther: Generics, cross-platform, tooling Pin
acomputerdog4-Jan-21 8:56
professionalacomputerdog4-Jan-21 8:56 
GeneralRe: Other: Generics, cross-platform, tooling Pin
OriginalGriff5-Jan-21 1:05
mveOriginalGriff5-Jan-21 1:05 
GeneralDid I miss generics? Pin
markrlondon4-Jan-21 4:52
Membermarkrlondon4-Jan-21 4:52 
GeneralDocumentation PinPopular
MarcusCole68334-Jan-21 4:47
professionalMarcusCole68334-Jan-21 4:47 
GeneralRe: Documentation Pin
Pete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 7:44
professionalPete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 7:44 
GeneralRe: Documentation Pin
MarcusCole68334-Jan-21 10:04
professionalMarcusCole68334-Jan-21 10:04 
GeneralHuman readable error messages Pin
Pete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 4:23
professionalPete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 4:23 
GeneralRe: Human readable error messages Pin
W Balboos, GHB4-Jan-21 5:04
mveW Balboos, GHB4-Jan-21 5:04 
GeneralRe: Human readable error messages Pin
Pete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 10:30
professionalPete Lomax Member 106645054-Jan-21 10:30 
GeneralRe: Human readable error messages Pin
Nelek4-Jan-21 11:04
protectorNelek4-Jan-21 11:04 

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