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On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Javier Guerra <> wrote:
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 8:52 AM, Bogdan Marinescu
<> wrote:
> I know I'm repeating myself, but what I'd _really_ like to know is how Logo
> ended up _before_ Lua ...
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Stefan Sandberg <>
> wrote:
> > Actually , AS3 is not that bad at all...
> >
> > What I'd really like to know is how D ended up that far up the list..  I
> seriously cant imagine people using D more than lua, for example..

i guess it's because TIOBE doesn't track usage (how could it?); but
something like 'web awareness'.  and logo is certainly more mentioned
than Lua (at least in history :-)

D is a total mystery.

(i like D's ideas, and maybe the implementation; but it doesn't feel
as 'solid' as C, nor as 'fluid' as a good high level language.  it's a
bit like pudding... or something more clumpy... does anybody know's
peruvian "arroz con leche"?)

I believe I have had that or something like it =)  ("Rice with milk")

Anyways, yes, TIOBE's index is kind of fun to check out, but it feels a little bit like reading a fashion magazine about programming languages. That seems about as deep an analysis as you're likely to get - it just measures chatter. It's hard to measure usage directly, maybe that'd be better done by means of a mass survey or something?

Maybe it's a good thing, too, you never know - I wonder how much of the chatter that gets measured here comes from people posting for help with problems/trouble/confusion with their language?