[Haskell-cafe] Getting Haskell in the top 20

Kyle Marek-Spartz kyle.marek.spartz at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 16:25:25 UTC 2014

The point is that the TIOBE index doesn't track that stuff directly, but
indirectly through mentions. If the items you mention result in more
people talking about "Haskell programming" then it will result in a
higher index score.

Henk-Jan van Tuyl writes:

> Using the words "Haskell" and "programming" in emails probably helps
> getting Haskell a few places up, but I think there is much more needed to
> get it in the top twenty. Things like a GHC backend that produces Java
> bytecode and/or Common Intermediate Language, commercial support, or
> Microsoft delivering Haskell in a Visual Studio environment. These are
> things that will raise much more interest in Haskell in the commercial
> world, and therefore would also interest more programmers.
> Regards,
> Henk-Jan van Tuyl
> On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:37:34 +0100, Jacques Carette <carette at mcmaster.ca>
> wrote:
>> Make sure the actual words "Haskell programming" occur in as many places
>> as possible [posts here, on reddit, on stackoverflow, etc].  Not
>> variants of those words, but those exact words.  Like you did in your
>> .sig (although that may not be indexed, so it may need to be in the
>> actual text).
>> Get it into people's phrasing that they always speak of "Haskell
>> programming", not Haskell code, coding, etc, etc.
>> Jacques
>> On 2014-11-30 11:29 AM, Henk-Jan van Tuyl wrote:
>>> L.S.,
>>> In the Tiobe Index[0], F# jumped from position 43 in June to 13 in July
>>> and is since than in the
>>> top twenty. What happened in July and how can we get Haskell in the top
>>> 20?
>>> Regards,
>>> Henk-Jan van Tuyl
>>> [0] http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
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Kyle Marek-Spartz

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