Most popular programming languages 1965-2019 (visualised)

Arun Chandrasekaran aruncxy at
Fri Oct 11 20:14:16 UTC 2019

On Friday, 11 October 2019 at 06:30:28 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> On Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 16:32:44 UTC, Ethan wrote:
>> While not unsurprising, it was still fascinating watching 
>> Objective-C come out of nowhere to get in the list 25 years 
>> after it was first released.
> Actually, it is surprising, because it is wrong. Assembler and 
> BASIC was much larger in the mid 80s. 4GL should have a fairly 
> strong presence in the late 80s. Etc.
> It is most likely based on surveys of big corporations. Most 
> programming happend outside of those.

Coincidentally this talk brings up facts behind the PL popularity 

Especially the fact that $$$ were spent in the Java marketing by 
Sun and JS just boarded it with the Java buzzword. I am wondering 
how much money Mozilla/Google would've spent on marketing Rust/Go.

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