[Haskell-cafe] Popularity?!

Michael Orlitzky michael at orlitzky.com
Wed Jun 3 16:11:58 UTC 2020

On 6/3/20 11:51 AM, 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.

Measuring quality by salary a priori misses the point. If you control
for everything else, the numbers will go up as the language gets less
desirable to work with.

To say nothing of the fact that a language survey on stack overflow is
like asking a fish if it prefers Newton or Leibniz notation.

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