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Re^4: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 15:36 UTC ( #943104=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

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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