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Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 04:49 UTC ( #943018=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

Nit: TIOBE is the phrenology of comparative programming languages.

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Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by hda (Hermit) on Dec 12, 2011 at 13:36 UTC
    Can you please specify why?

      When I first looked at the TIOBE methodology some years ago, all they did was searching google, yahoo and the microsoft search engine (precursor to bing) for "$language programming" and counted the matches, and did some kind of averaging.

      Needless to say that this correlates only very, very weakly with the actual popularity of the language.

      I believe that TIOBE now uses more sources, but IMHO the stigma of unscientific approach and FUD still sticks to their "data".

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