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