[sf-perl] perl popularity, TIOBE index

Joseph Brenner doom at kzsu.stanford.edu
Thu May 12 16:52:43 PDT 2011

Fred Moyer <fred at redhotpenguin.com> wrote:
>Jonathan Swartz <swartz at pobox.com> wrote:

> So every time you open up
> 'Programming Perl' to look up something, or run 'perldoc -f', TIOBE
> does not factor that usage into their calcuations.

Or every time you go straight to search.cpan.org or perlmonks.org.

(It should be called the TIOBE index of popularity among the really clueless.)

> +"<language> programming"

And it's pretty obvious that language with a uniquely spelled name
like "perl" isn't going to need "programming" appended to it so often
to make it clear what you're talking about.

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