[Haskell-cafe] #haskell irc channel reaches 300 users

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Dec 18 21:04:43 EST 2006

A small announcement :)

5 years after its inception, under the guiding hand of Shae Erisson (aka
shapr), the #haskell IRC channel[1] on freenode has finally reached 300

We reached 200 users in January, 250 users for the first time in August,
and didn't expect hit to reach 300 for a while. Then last night:

    12:50  lambdabot> Maximum users seen in #haskell: 305

This puts the channel at around position 15 of the 4000 freenode
channels. For comparision, a sample of the state of the other language 

    #perl       484
    #php        474
    #c          381
    #c++        379
    #ruby       368
  > #haskell    305
    #python     303
    #lisp       214
    #java       213
    #javascript 156
    #scheme     112
    #lua         72
    #ocaml       56
    #sed         35
    #d           33

You can see the growth of the channel over here: 

If you've not dropped by the channel yet, feel free to come and chat,
and toss around some lambdas! :)


1. http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channel

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