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digitalmars.D - Google Fight - D vs Go

reply Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg gmx.com> writes:
This probably doesn't mean all that much, but I find it interesting that Go is 
only slightly ahead of D when comparing d programming and go programming, and 
D is only slightly ahead of Go when comparing "d programming and "go 
programming":

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=d+programming&word2=go+programming
http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=%22d+programming%22&word2=%22go+programming%22

The hit count when using parens is pretty low though. Regardless, I find it 
somewhat interesting that D and Go are getting such similar search results in 
terms of numbers. Given that it's from google, I would have expected Go to do 
better than it's doing in comparison to us (though it's quite possible that 
the search for Go is returning more useful hits).

- Jonathan M Davis
Nov 20 2012
parent reply Jeff Nowakowski <jeff dilacero.org> writes:
On 11/20/2012 05:52 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
 This probably doesn't mean all that much, but I find it interesting that Go is
 only slightly ahead of D when comparing d programming and go programming, and
 D is only slightly ahead of Go when comparing "d programming and "go
 programming":

 http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=d+programming&word2=go+programming
 http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=%22d+programming%22&word2=%22go+programming%22

 The hit count when using parens is pretty low though. Regardless, I find it
 somewhat interesting that D and Go are getting such similar search results in
 terms of numbers. Given that it's from google, I would have expected Go to do
 better than it's doing in comparison to us (though it's quite possible that
 the search for Go is returning more useful hits).

You're right, it doesn't mean much. What you are doing is essentially what TIOBE does. Given the generality of "D" and "go", you're measuring ambiguous results, as you allude to in your last remark. You might remember the last time TIOBE came up, with the big announcement that D had cracked the top 20 in a big swing. I don't recall seeing an announcement when D plummeted back down to the 30s. If you want to say how well a language is doing, show me the jobs. Both languages are niche in that department.
Nov 24 2012
parent Paulo Pinto <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
Am 24.11.2012 16:42, schrieb Jeff Nowakowski:
 On 11/20/2012 05:52 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
 This probably doesn't mean all that much, but I find it interesting
 that Go is
 only slightly ahead of D when comparing d programming and go
 programming, and
 D is only slightly ahead of Go when comparing "d programming and "go
 programming":

 http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=d+programming&word2=go+programming

 http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=%22d+programming%22&word2=%22go+programming%22


 The hit count when using parens is pretty low though. Regardless, I
 find it
 somewhat interesting that D and Go are getting such similar search
 results in
 terms of numbers. Given that it's from google, I would have expected
 Go to do
 better than it's doing in comparison to us (though it's quite possible
 that
 the search for Go is returning more useful hits).

You're right, it doesn't mean much. What you are doing is essentially what TIOBE does. Given the generality of "D" and "go", you're measuring ambiguous results, as you allude to in your last remark. You might remember the last time TIOBE came up, with the big announcement that D had cracked the top 20 in a big swing. I don't recall seeing an announcement when D plummeted back down to the 30s. If you want to say how well a language is doing, show me the jobs. Both languages are niche in that department.

Well, even with my occasional rants about features Go lacks, I do admit it is easier to eventually use Go in projects than D. Being a Google's language and already having a few startups betting on it, does help convincing the customers. -- Paulo
Nov 24 2012