[Haskell-cafe] Language popularity

Robin Green greenrd at greenrd.org
Fri Feb 13 10:07:04 EST 2009

On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:52:48 +0100
"Henk-Jan van Tuyl" <hjgtuyl at chello.nl> wrote:

> 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).

I think we can fairly safely discount the commercial relevance of any
language ranking which places LOGO so highly.

It may be that a lot of people *know* LOGO (or claim to know it), but
that does not mean that is used a lot for commercial programming.


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