[Haskell-cafe] Scala at position 25 of the Tiobe index, Haskell dropped below 50

Benjamin Edwards edwards.benj at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 06:25:21 UTC 2015

I have to concede the industry buzz is strong with Scala (currently Scala
is my job). The JVM does have a role to play, but mostly in the access it
gives you to the Java ecosystem. It's a shame because I'd much rather be
using haskell but when you have 10 employees and your business isn't making
the platform you can't afford to make the platform. We have nothing like
spark or finagle  ready to go as far as I am aware. Something finagle like
(metrics + pluggable load balancing + platform agnostic + autoscaling (via
zk / mdns)) would be huge. I am trying to find the time to hack on these
sorts of projects and failing.


On Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:31 pm Gautier DI FOLCO <gautier.difolco at gmail.com>

> 2015-04-16 21:41 GMT+00:00 Henk-Jan van Tuyl <hjgtuyl at chello.nl>:
>> L.S.,
>> From the Tiobe index page[0] of this month:
>>   Another interesting move this month concerns Scala. The functional
>> programming language jumps to position 25 after having been between
>> position 30 and 50 for many years. Scala seems to be ready to enter the top
>> 20 for the first time in history.
>> Haskell dropped from the top 50 last month and hasn't come back. I
>> suppose, if Haskell compiled to JVM, Haskell would have a much wider
>> audience.
>> Regards,
>> Henk-Jan van Tuyl
>> [0] http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
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> First of all do you know how this ranking is build? It's an agglomeration
> of nonsense values which aim to give the language trend.
> Maybe Scala has benefited of the JVM or maybe it has profited of the
> auto-assigned "functional" because some communities, like the Haskell
> community, have heavily worked for that during decades.
> The only side-effect of a growth in this ranking will attract some
> addicted to Resumé Driven-Development.
> Popular or not, you can do anything you want with Haskell and no ranking
> will change that.
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