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reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
This good paper seems to be ignored on reddit. I think it's worth a look 
particularly for us in a non-mainstream language community.

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/yon3i/social_influences_on_language_adoption_pdf/


Andrei
Aug 24 2012
next sibling parent "bearophile" <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu:

 http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/yon3i/social_influences_on_language_adoption_pdf/

Some people on Lambda the Ultimate have criticized the quality of the sources of the data, but despite those sources not looking the best, I think the data is acceptable: http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/4593 One of the things said by the paper is:
Result 8. Curriculum matters more than college major in 
predicting which sorts of languages programmers know.

family, such as functional or logic programming, should emphasize introducing developers to these concepts and languages while they are still in school. While developers may be willing to learn new languages throughout their career, they do not appear nearly so inclined to learn new paradigms.< At the university closest to me I see many various CS teachers pushing hard for functional languages (but some courses require languages like C or even assembly). So maybe future students will be less willing to use imperative/OOP languages. Bye, bearophile
Aug 24 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
It isn't surprising, but is still bizarre to me how many people 
correlated static types with some negative things like 
expressivity and enjoyment.

Static types rok so much in every way.
Aug 24 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:19:23 +0200
"Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator gmail.com> wrote:

 It isn't surprising, but is still bizarre to me how many people 
 correlated static types with some negative things like 
 expressivity and enjoyment.
 

I agree. C++ and Java have damaged many minds.
 Static types rok so much in every way.

Hellz yea.
Aug 24 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
Still other of our results contradict common beliefs: we find 
significant developer unease with static type systems.

Python/JS script kiddies?
Aug 24 2012
prev sibling parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:43:24 +0200
"Kagamin" <spam here.lot> wrote:

Still other of our results contradict common beliefs: we find 
significant developer unease with static type systems.

Python/JS script kiddies?

And PHP monkeys.
Aug 24 2012