Ruby 10'th most popular ICFP contest language

This is interesting! If you take this as a rough grade of popularity and use of languages - it’s a surprise to me to see Caml and Haskell up on top and Smalltalk and Forth on the bottom… (instead of the opposite).

Of course, this isn’t a good sample - but whatever… :slight_smile:

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mikkelfj-anti-spam@bigfoot.com 9/5/02 4:29PM >>>
The ICFP '02 contest have listed the number of entries per language.
Ruby is pretty high up the list with a whopping 3 entries but nowhere near
close to Python or Perl.
Hopefully this robot contest has made it easy for bright Ruby minds to
compete :slight_smile:

  Java  28
  C++  22
  C  20
  Caml  19
  Python  16
  Perl  11
  Haskell  10
  Scheme  7
  Common lisp 4
  Ruby  3
  Dylan  2
  Erlang  2
  Mercury  2
  Ada  1
  Delphi  1
  Forth  1
  Icon  1
  Prolog  1
  Smalltalk  1
  Sml  1
  Total  136

http://merd.net/pixel/language-study/icfp-figures.html

Well it is supposed to be a functional programming contest. It’s amazing
that C++ fares so well! Caml and Haskell are both functional programming
languages.

Paul Prescod

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On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, David Douthitt wrote:

This is interesting! If you take this as a rough grade of popularity
and use of languages - it’s a surprise to me to see Caml and Haskell
up on top and Smalltalk and Forth on the bottom… (instead of the
opposite).

Of course, this isn’t a good sample - but whatever… :slight_smile:

It makes sense for forth, as it’s heavily stack based.

Bottom…stack…bottom…stack… never mind.

=)

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— David Douthitt DDouthitt@cuna.coop wrote:

This is interesting! If you take this as a rough grade of
popularity and use of languages - it’s a surprise to me to see Caml
and Haskell up on top and Smalltalk and Forth on the bottom…
(instead of the opposite).

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Nope, it is supposed to be a programming contest for every language, hosted
by the functional community, to try to prove functional languages to be the
overall best choice.

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On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 07:50:48AM +0900, paul@prescod.net wrote:

Well it is supposed to be a functional programming contest. It’s amazing
that C++ fares so well! Caml and Haskell are both functional programming
languages.

So then it is no surprise if there is a bias towards the use of functional
languages!

Paul Prescod

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On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Anders Selander wrote:

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 07:50:48AM +0900, paul@prescod.net wrote:

Well it is supposed to be a functional programming contest. It’s amazing
that C++ fares so well! Caml and Haskell are both functional programming
languages.

Nope, it is supposed to be a programming contest for every language, hosted
by the functional community, to try to prove functional languages to be the
overall best choice.

I think that the numbers reflect more current academic preference
and fashion more than anything else. FORTH is an excellent choice
for small embedded systems, however it is neither fashionable nor
popular.

(simle) Kind of like Robinson headed screws everywhere except
in Canada …

-mark.

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At 04:52 PM 9/6/2002 +0900, Anders wrote:

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 07:50:48AM +0900, paul@prescod.net wrote:

Well it is supposed to be a functional programming contest. It’s amazing
that C++ fares so well! Caml and Haskell are both functional programming
languages.

Nope, it is supposed to be a programming contest for every language, hosted
by the functional community, to try to prove functional languages to be the
overall best choice.