Which Is The Most Complex Programming Language?


learn-to-code-perfect-programming-languageShort Bytes: Very often we talk about the most popular and most loved programming languages, but we skip the discussion dealing with the most complex programming languages. Here’s an infographic that outlines the complexities in JavaScript and other modern programming languages.

Everybody dislikes complex code as it’s hard to understand and maintain. You can make your code more readable by reducing the number of parameters, number of statements in your function, and the number of nesting.

While JavaScript continues to rule the web as the most popular programming language among developers, it’s a widely known fact that it has a code complexity problem. Fortunately, we have enough tools to detect complex code and block it.

This notion was again confirmed recently in a study that programming languages like JavaScript and Python are more complex than you think. If we define complexity as the average percentage of code that’s deeply nested — 4 times or more — in each project, JavaScript turned out to be the most complex language, followed by PHP, Java, C#, and Python.

Apart from the complexity factor, Serene analyzed over 400 billion lines of code and looked for other factors like ‘which language do programmer need the most help with’ and ‘which programming languages are least expressive’. Once again, JavaScript turned out to be the most complex programming language.

While many people could deny the methodology of Serene, the results are interesting and worth a discussion.

Take a look at the infographic below:

Which Is The Most Complex Programming Language? JavaScript or Python?

most complex programming languages

Take a part in the discussion below and let us know which programming language is most complex according to you?

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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