[Haskell-cafe] Popularity?!

Gregory Guthrie guthrie at miu.edu
Wed Jun 3 16:33:02 UTC 2020

Yep. But hey, why doubt good PR!

Even COBOL jobs are high paying recently.

Nonetheless, This is (real) data from a survey, from one place where language techies hang-out. Not definitive, but interesting. Haskell gets such little respect and good PR, anything is nice to see.

And I think that anyone who has to program in Perl deserves higher pay than ... :-)

Don't take the numbers "seriously", just enjoy.

Dr. Gregory Guthrie
Maharishi International University

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From: Haskell-Cafe <haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org> On Behalf Of Tom Ellis
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Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Popularity?!

On Wed, Jun 03, 2020 at 11:51:31AM -0400, Chris Smith wrote:
> https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2020#top-paying-technologies  
> is the link.  Honestly, though, the salary numbers seem so wrong that 
> I find it hard to take them seriously.  I imagine what's going on here 
> is that salaries vary mainly by location.  Technologies that have not 
> been adopted in regions where salaries are lower will show up at the top of this list.
> It says nothing about how salaries in any given area will compare.
> Interpreting correlations like this is tricky.

Perl as top-paying programming language, and Bash/Shell/PowerShell as number 6 are particularly hard to believe.

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