[E-Lang] language popularity
Sat, 07 Jul 2001 20:11:25 -0700
Mark S. Miller writes:
>This is extremely valuable market research!
well, its from memory so dont count on it being accurate. in fact,
I wonder if I even looked at comp.lang.tcl traffic. tcl is pretty
popular, I bet.
btw, the elang list has averaged 222 messages/mo from Jan thru Jun of this
year. that's pretty respectable.
> Have you (or anyone else)
>gathered this data together anywhere?
here all the data I have. I was collected 1998 Jun 16 and represents
just one 30 day period. in fact, I relied on the ISP to keep just
30 days worth of posts on their server, but that seemed a correct
assumption based on my heavy use of their news server. the news server
is spam filtered, probably via CancelMoose or something similar which
cancels all messages with a Briedbart (sp?) index over 20.
382 articles in comp.editors .emacs .emacs.xemacs (for comparison).
1438 in comp.lang.perl.misc
189 in the other 3 perl ngps.
456 in the 2 python ngps.
163 in comp.basic.misc; 2040 in the comp.basic.visual.* directories.
198 in scheme and lisp.
3406 in the comp.lang.java.* directories.