[Haskell-cafe] How many Haskell programmers are there?

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Sun Jul 20 14:59:49 UTC 2014

* Henk-Jan van Tuyl <hjgtuyl at chello.nl> [2014-07-20 13:10:31+0200]
> On Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:17:41 +0200, Johan Larson
> <johan.g.larson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Obviously this is a very fuzzy question. But what's the credible range
> >of answers?
> The tags page of stackoverflow[0] says (when hovering over the rectangle
> with the word Haskell) that there are 5.6k followers. Of course, there is
> no guarantee that the followers are Haskell programmers, and it is certain
> that not all Haskell programmers are followers (I am a Haskell programmer,
> but not a follower).

Other numbers:

* 16k reddit.com/r/haskell followers
* 2k registered users at haskellers.com
* 30k linkedin profiles are found for the "Haskell" query, presumably because
  people mention Haskell as their skill

(the same caveats apply).

Thus my feeling is that the number of people who are interested in Haskell and
know some basics falls within 10k-100k range; the number of people who use
Haskell professionally (including academy and industry) is probably between 1k
and 10k.

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