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Re: Perl is dying

by explorer (Chaplain)
on Jul 14, 2006 at 16:42 UTC ( #561261=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl is dying

If other use PHP or RoR, you

use PLP;

On the other hand...
TIOBE Programming Community Index for July 2006
July Headline: Both C++ and Perl score all time lows


Perl have lost a position because of Visual Basic... :-/
Python will surpass it the next year... maybe.

perl -e 'eval { require Perl } or die "No Perl installed. perl will die\n"'


Comment on Re: Perl is dying
Re^2: Perl is dying
by perrin (Chancellor) on Jul 14, 2006 at 19:14 UTC
    Interesting stats. Perl gets half the share of PHP, twice the share of Python, 10 times the share of Ruby. I guess there aren't as many PHP hackers as I thought.
Re^2: Perl is dying
by webfiend (Vicar) on Jul 14, 2006 at 21:57 UTC

    Well obviously now is the time to get your foot in the door with these hot new up-and-coming languages like Pascal or Ada.

    This statistics page is a lot of fun, like the computer language shootout, but I think of it for entertainment purposes only. It's part of a set: telephone psychics, political speeches, and computer language statistics.

      You are right:
      The ratings are calculated by counting hits of the most popular search engines.
      The search query that is used is +"<language> programming"

      ...
      July's Newsflash
      • From this month on we also measure the hits of Google Blogs. The languages that benefit from this are Java, Visual Basic, Ruby, and VB.NET. On the other hand, Ada, D, dBase, and Fortran have a lower rating now because they are not popular in blogs.

      • There was a funny mail from Marcelo Barros de Almeida. He suggested to search for the query "<language> sucks" (sorry for this term) to get a feeling about languages that are unpopular. The top 5 is 1. Java, 2. PHP, 3. C++, 4. C, and 5. Ruby.

      Ok... This explain the high mark of Visual Basic over Perl.
      Now, I will go to my blog page and fill it with "Perl programming"... :-)
        There was a funny mail from Marcelo Barros de Almeida. He suggested to search for the query "<language> sucks" (sorry for this term) to get a feeling about languages that are unpopular. The top 5 are 1. Java, 2. PHP, 3. C++, 4. C, and 5. Ruby.
        Even Matz thinks Ruby Sucks ;-)

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