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digitalmars.D.announce - RedMonk language rankings June 15, 2017

reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.com> writes:
http://i-programmer.info/news/98-languages/10859-redmonk-rankings-reveal-the-la
guages-we-love.html 
-- Andrei
Jun 24
parent reply Wulfklaue <wulfklaue wulfklaue.com> writes:
On Saturday, 24 June 2017 at 22:05:44 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 http://i-programmer.info/news/98-languages/10859-redmonk-rankings-reveal-the-la
guages-we-love.html -- Andrei
It looks like D almost never moved on those rankings.
Jun 24
parent reply Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQ=?= writes:
On Sunday, 25 June 2017 at 00:52:14 UTC, Wulfklaue wrote:
 On Saturday, 24 June 2017 at 22:05:44 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
 wrote:
 http://i-programmer.info/news/98-languages/10859-redmonk-rankings-reveal-the-la
guages-we-love.html -- Andrei
It looks like D almost never moved on those rankings.
It is flawed. Clearly, there should be far more Go github projects than D.
Jun 26
next sibling parent Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQ=?= writes:
On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 09:30:04 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
wrote:
 On Sunday, 25 June 2017 at 00:52:14 UTC, Wulfklaue wrote:
 On Saturday, 24 June 2017 at 22:05:44 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
 wrote:
 http://i-programmer.info/news/98-languages/10859-redmonk-rankings-reveal-the-la
guages-we-love.html -- Andrei
It looks like D almost never moved on those rankings.
It is flawed. Clearly, there should be far more Go github projects than D.
As in, plotting ranks does not make much sense... If they plotted actual number of projects then it would be useful.
Jun 26
prev sibling parent reply Wulfklaue <wulfklaue wulfklaue.com> writes:
On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 09:30:04 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
wrote:
 It is flawed. Clearly, there should be far more Go github 
 projects than D.
It is correct. I assume you looked at the first Red Chart. That is a very, very old one. The article even mentioned that this. You need to look down for the newer from 2017 and Go has clearly plenty more git projects. They are comparing the old, newer and newest ( in that order ).
Jun 26
parent reply Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQ=?= writes:
On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 09:51:37 UTC, Wulfklaue wrote:
 They are comparing the old, newer and newest ( in that order ).
Yes, that was confusing too. But it makes no sense to plot ranking on a linear scale, they should plot actual numbers. The plot they provide says nothing meaningful about the relative position of the various languages IMO. Unfortunately for "D", it is also a language that is often misclassified in these shallow analyses. For instance the ".d" file extension is used for other things than dlang etc. And does it actually make any sense to compare languages like Python and C++? Completely different domains.
Jun 26
parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 10:14:42 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
wrote:
 On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 09:51:37 UTC, Wulfklaue wrote:
 They are comparing the old, newer and newest ( in that order ).
Yes, that was confusing too. But it makes no sense to plot ranking on a linear scale, they should plot actual numbers. The plot they provide says nothing meaningful about the relative position of the various languages IMO. Unfortunately for "D", it is also a language that is often misclassified in these shallow analyses. For instance the ".d" file extension is used for other things than dlang etc. And does it actually make any sense to compare languages like Python and C++? Completely different domains.
This is only partially true, as I know from a friend, he is physicist DESY Hamburg, he is programming exactly with this pair of languages for data analysis. (Could not convince him to try D jet :-)) Regards mt.
Jun 26
parent Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQ=?= writes:
On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 10:23:05 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 This is only partially true, as I know from a friend, he is 
 physicist   DESY Hamburg, he is programming exactly with this 
 pair of languages for data analysis.
 (Could not convince him to try D jet :-))
If the comparison was broken down into usage domains (such as physics) then it could be quite interesting. Which languages are popular in different field and why? Would interesting to know something about that. But when all usage domains are included, and only one public source repository is taken into account, then it doesn't really say much.
Jun 26