D enters Tiobe top 20

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 21:09:47 UTC 2019

On Monday, 4 November 2019 at 09:03:04 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
> Good news, everyone!
> D has entered the Tiobe top 20 ranking of programming languages 
> [1], landing on the 18th position. I have been keeping an eye 
> on this index, and it is for the first time that I see this 
> happening.

It favours older languages that are present on many websites.

Tiobe measures the number of hits for the search "d programming" 
and "dlang programming". However, for D there are false 
positives, so they assume 90% confidence... Although they also 
remove "3-D programming" and "Dtrace".

Anyway, this is not a good metric. It is strongly affected by 
search engine ranking strategies and online structure. (many 
small sites vs one big site, etc).


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