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

james james at mansionfamily.plus.com
Sat Apr 18 11:06:35 UTC 2015

 > Probably this has to do with the popularity of Spark

or Akka, or that there is a choice of IDEs.

We have seen candidates with negative Scala experiences, but the trend 
seems to be to go to Java 8 rather than a different functional language.

The negatives seem to relate to speed of compilation (and to some extent 
execution) and difficulties with debuggers.  And that the IDEs, while 
better than nothing, are not anything like as slick as they are with Java.

The extent to which Haskell would be better on any of these things is 
hard to judge.

Runtime and gc is a concern - at least with the JVM you can consider 
paying for Azul C4.

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