[Haskell-cafe] Language popularity

Henk-Jan van Tuyl hjgtuyl at chello.nl
Fri Feb 13 09:52:48 EST 2009

Yesterday I saw Haskell mentioned for the first time in a magazine, Bits &  
Chips. It is a magazine for professionals, about hardware and software;  
the article was about the domain specific language Cryptol from Galois.

In the same issue of the magazine, there was an article saying that the  
company Tiobe has proclamed C the language of the year 2008, because of  
it's growth in popularity of almost two percent. The current statistics  
can befoud at [1]. The most popular functional language at the moment is  
LOGO [2], at the 15th place in the top 50 (from 22nd place a year ago).  
Haskell is at the 35th place (no indication of the score last year). A  
quick search in the Web Archive [3] reveals that Haskell was at the 41st  
place in the index in June 2007.

My own research, using Google:
Search               Hits
Java programming     20.400.000
LOGO programming     14.600.000
Haskell programming  250.000

[1] http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo_(programming_language)
[3] http://web.archive.org/web/20070606231519/www.tiobe.com/?tiobe_index

Henk-Jan van Tuyl


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