RIse and fall of languages in 2012
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Thu Jan 10 08:23:51 CET 2013
"In general-purpose scripting languages, Python continues to grow slowly,
decline. According to Google trends, the number of searches for Perl is
19% of what it was in 2004. Its declining role in open-source communities
further cements the perception that it's in an irretrievable tailspin.
One should always be careful pronouncing a language dead or dying,
being two stand-out cases. However, Perl is unlikely to see such a new
lease on life because of direct competition from Python, which is
direct equivalents when they came back)."
And from the TIOBE Index, Python is steady at number 8:
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