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Computer Language Popularity Trend


Computer Language Popularity Trend

This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
popularity trends.

http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html

Xah
xa*@xahlee.org
∑ http://xahlee.org/

Sep 27 '06
29 2090
Thus spoke Chris Mattern (on 2006-09-27 19:09):
In article <ef**********@m lucom4.urz.uni-halle.de>, Mirco Wahab wrote:
>>
When the Samurai of medieval Japan were confronted
with new 'battlefield language', e.g. early Shotguns,

"early Shotguns" :D. Your mastery of the history of
firearms overwhelms me.
You want a fight? With a muzzle-loaded gun?
Three shots for everybody -- 5 minutes time?

BTW: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musket)
The date of the origin of muskets remains
unknown, but they are mentioned as early as
the late 15th century, and they were primarily
designed for use by infantry. Muskets became
obsolete by the middle of the 19th century,
as rifles superseded them.

Regards

Mirco
Sep 27 '06 #21
Sherm Pendley wrote:
"ma**********@g mail.com" <ma**********@g mail.comwrites:

>>Xah Lee wrote:
>>>Computer Language Popularity Trend

Careful there with the sweeping generalizations and quick judgments


Such things are all Xah does. Look at the distribution list for this
message - of what possible use is cross-posting something like this to
five different language groups, unless you're trying to start a cross-
group argument?

In short - Please don't feed the trolls.

sherm--
While Xah does have a reputation for trolling, and the crossposting
borders on pathological, you must admit that he presents here a bit of
nice and illuminating research. We probably should encourage him when he
does worthwhile things, and perhaps, in the future, he will put more
time towards them and less time towards the trolling for which he is famous.

James

--
James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

http://www.jamesstroud.com/
Sep 27 '06 #22

John Bailo wrote:
Xah Lee wrote:
Computer Language Popularity Trend

This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups.

The only problem being that in the last five years, there are now a
multiplicity of options for discussing any of these languages, in places
that are not Usenet.

For example, Sun hosts a variety of bulletin boards on its java.net
site. Likewise Microsoft has it's "communitie s".

My guess is that if you included all the new avenues the other languages
would have growth curves about the same shape as for LISP.
Good point - especially given the sheer volume of the microsoft groups.
For example, I follow microsoft.publi c.excel.program ming (and thus have
been quite interested in the discussion in fa.haskell recently about
finding a way for VBA to call Haskell functions) regularly and it
almost always has hundreds of posts a day - most of them business-like
discussions of code. Few of the traditional comp groups can boast of
such volume - so any attempt to measure an ill-defined popularity by
focusing on them will be skewed.

-semiopen

Sep 28 '06 #23
At Wednesday 27/9/2006 07:30, Mirco Wahab wrote:
When the Samurai of medieval Japan were confronted
with new 'battlefield language', e.g. early Shotguns,
they resisted because one could push any peasant
shouldn't this be "they [the Samurai] did not resist"?

The "resisted" believing all the buzz,
e.g.: "armies made of dudes with guns" ...
From the name I guess Ramon speaks Spanish; "resistir" in Spanish
has a similar meaning, but not exactly the same, as "to resist"

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL

_______________ _______________ _______________ _____
Preguntá. Respondé. Descubrí.
Todo lo que querías saber, y lo que ni imaginabas,
está en Yahoo! Respuestas (Beta).
¡Probalo ya!
http://www.yahoo.com.ar/respuestas

Sep 28 '06 #24
At Wednesday 27/9/2006 13:51, sj*******@yahoo .com wrote:
You can also get a rough measure ot the popularity of web scripting
languages from an analysis of the URLs. The last time I did this was in
2003, and as I recall, these were the results:
PHP 30% and increasing
Perl 28% and falling
ASP 25% and falling fast
ColdFusion 6% and steady
Java and JSP 5% and increasing
others, Python, Ruby, ...

At the site I'm working on, you'd see a URL like
http://www.whatever.com/login or http://www.whatever.com/boards?id=131
-- how would you count them? Such (extensionless) URLs are far more
common in the Python, Ruby, and Java world in my experience than the
PHP, Perl, and ASP world, so my first instinct looking at your numbers
is to believe they're just biased toward languages that more often put
the extension in the URL.
Same thing with me, using Zope.
The scripting language or machinery used is an implementation detail,
so it should not appear on a URL, if you want them to be more or less
permanents.

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL

_______________ _______________ _______________ _____
Preguntá. Respondé. Descubrí.
Todo lo que querías saber, y lo que ni imaginabas,
está en Yahoo! Respuestas (Beta).
¡Probalo ya!
http://www.yahoo.com.ar/respuestas

Sep 28 '06 #25
Stefan Scholl wrote:
In comp.lang.lisp Jon Ribbens <jo********@une quivocal.co.ukw rote:
In article <11************ **********@h48g 2000cwc.googleg roups.com>, ma**********@gm ail.com wrote:
>http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html

Careful there with the sweeping generalizations and quick judgments
about languages :)
I just read "PHP as a language is rather dry and business-like",
and fell off my chair.

Well, business really is that crazy! :-)
Of the three people with whom I've worked who have sat on boards in the
Fortune 100, at least two of them have screwy reference semantics ;).

Sep 28 '06 #26
Xah Lee wrote:
Computer Language Popularity Trend

This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
popularity trends.

http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html

Xah
xa*@xahlee.org
∑ http://xahlee.org/
And not a single deletable expletive in sight. Good stuff!

regards
Steve
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Sep 28 '06 #27
In article <ef**********@m lucom4.urz.uni-halle.de>, Mirco Wahab wrote:
>Thus spoke Chris Mattern (on 2006-09-27 19:09):
>In article <ef**********@m lucom4.urz.uni-halle.de>, Mirco Wahab wrote:
>>>
When the Samurai of medieval Japan were confronted
with new 'battlefield language', e.g. early Shotguns,

"early Shotguns" :D. Your mastery of the history of
firearms overwhelms me.

You want a fight? With a muzzle-loaded gun?
Three shots for everybody -- 5 minutes time?

BTW: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musket)
The date of the origin of muskets remains
unknown, but they are mentioned as early as
the late 15th century, and they were primarily
designed for use by infantry. Muskets became
obsolete by the middle of the 19th century,
as rifles superseded them.
Muskets are not shotguns.

--
Christopher Mattern

"Which one you figure tracked us?"
"The ugly one, sir."
"...Could you be more specific?"
Sep 28 '06 #28
Danno wrote:
Xah Lee wrote:
>This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
comprehensiv e or fair survey, but does give some indications of
popularity trends.

http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html

Wow, java is a low level industrial language? ;)
Compared to Python, Ruby etc. - yes.

Arne
Sep 30 '06 #29
Gabriel Genellina wrote:
At Wednesday 27/9/2006 07:30, Mirco Wahab wrote:
>When the Samurai of medieval Japan were confronted
with new 'battlefield language', e.g. early Shotguns,
they resisted because one could push any peasant

shouldn't this be "they [the Samurai] did not resist"?

The "resisted" believing all the buzz,
e.g.: "armies made of dudes with guns" ...

From the name I guess Ramon speaks Spanish; "resistir" in Spanish has a
similar meaning, but not exactly the same, as "to resist"
As we all know, a "resistir" has a reactance that doesn't vary with
frequency, unlike an "inductir".

--Scott David Daniels (who couldn't resist)
sc***********@a cm.org
Oct 1 '06 #30

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