Sun, Mar 16, 2008, 10:57pm TIOBE #s
Programming
(Last updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2008, 4:04am)
I
find it impossible to believe that the TIOBE indexes are accurate. How could it possibly claim that Objective-C is ranked lower than ABAP, Euphoria and Ch? There's just no way that's true. (Perhaps Objective-C has a peculiar problem about how to disentangle straight C code from Obj-C?)

I could see MOO and Oberon being way down the list, but there has got to be more Mathematica and Maple code being generated at schools and universities than this list could detect. I could pay $1500 to see their dataset, but I'm more curious about where they cull their data from.

  • Mark Hughes (Mon, March 17th, 2008, 4:44pm UTC)
    They don't count "frameworks", even when the framework is primarily or only used with one language. The standard way to refer to Objective-C is "Cocoa", so Obj-C never shows up. I've written the maintainer, and he doesn't care.

    The TIOBE index is meaningless, and their dataset would be a waste of money.

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