[Haskell-cafe] How large is the Haskell community ?

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Sun Feb 13 14:41:23 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 4:19 AM, Felipe Almeida Lessa
<felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe we should have some website like the Linux Counter where you can get
>> an official Haskell user number ?
>> Then advertise it well.
> We already have haskellers.com, almost there. =)

Well, Haskellers does have an "official" number for each registered
user, but since it's using OpenID, the definition of "registered user"
is a little hazy. Basically, anyone who ever logs in will get a number
assigned. So I would not trust the count of total "accounts" for
anything other than people who have taken some form of interest in

On the other hand, Haskellers does give a count on the home page of
495 public and 145 private accounts, and I *would* consider those
numbers to mean something: it gives a lower bound to the number of
people who are interested in Haskell enough to join a site for
Haskellers. In other words: it doesn't tell us much more than we knew

If there's interest in trying to get a more accurate count of "active"
Haskellers[1], and people think haskellers.com could help somehow, let
me know.


[1] For some definitin of active Haskeller.

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