[erlang-questions] What factors correlate with programming language popularity/adoption?
Wed Jul 9 22:32:09 CEST 2014
Do you think erlang is lacking good libraries?
> On 9 Jul 2014, at 21:19, Mark Allen <> wrote:
> In this very excellent blog post
> Michael Hicks summarizes some recent research into what makes certain
> programming languages popular and others less so. It especially includes
> recommendations on how to improve adoption of functional programming
> While I highly recommend reading the whole blog post and the linked-to
> research paper
> The tl;dr summary is below:
>> The paper shows convincingly that the single factor that most
>> correlates with both preferring and actually using a language is
>> libraries, particularly open source libraries.
> This is an area, if I may soapbox for a moment, in which Erlang is
> conspicuously lacking and it suggests a focus area for improvement if
> increasing adoption and use of Erlang is a community goal.
> In includes a namedrop of Joe Armstrong for good clickbait measure.
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