Tiobe index algorithm now published

lucio lucio at movilogic.com
Tue Apr 8 23:15:28 CEST 2003

Jp Calderone wrote:

>On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 09:37:31PM +0200, GerritM wrote:
>>We have had discussions about the "TIOBE Programming Community Index" at
>>One of our consistent critics was that the algorithm was not published nor
>>verifiable. Tiobe has now added the (simple) algorithm on this page. They
>>also explain which "programming languages" are monitored.
>  Ooh, a Google search.  How scientific. ;)
Comparing the popularity of XML, C and SQL is like... lets see, some 
example without fruits... yes, comparing cars, planets and diseases.

btw: as far as i know HTML does not manipulate data
/Q: What definition of programming languages has been used?/

A: The adopted definition is "any computer language which is either 
interpreted or compiled and is capable of manipulating data". As a 
consequence, HTML and XML are considered programming languages as well. 
ASP is /not/ because it is regarded a technique that makes use of other 
languages such as JavaScript and VBScript.

back to python, now.


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