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  • What a wonderful idea! How about new popularity surge for COBOL? :)

    Although I suspect the TIOBE people would recognize this, and promptly ignore the bad data...

  • If we were to reverse that, and put "This page is not about Perl programming" on all our other web pages... would it still be counted towards the TIOBE index?
  • I almost mentioned this in my blog post []... I think it's worth sharing now because boosting SuperCollider Programming to it's rightful place on the TIOBE Index is clearly a worthy cause. TIOBE only assigns 7% weighting to YouTube (vs 23% to the other search engines) but the number of hits is much lower. So each video uploaded to YouTube with "SuperCollider Programming" in the title (or description, I presume) has a much greater impact on TIOBE then each extra web page. (For those with lots of YouTube video
    • The thing I like about the web though, is that since basically all of is indexed, once small change to the page generator and we've added 50,000 odd page.

      • Would adding to the generator for the (currently) 142,644 CPAN Testers pages help?


        • Depends if they're getting indexed by Google/Yahoo.

          Maybe I should patch Test::Reporter to add it to the CPAN Tester reports themselves.

          From this:

          This distribution has been tested as part of the cpan-testers
          effort to test as many new uploads to CPAN as possible.  See

          To this:

          This distribution has been tested as part of the cpan-testers
          effort to test as many new uploads to CPAN as possible.  See
 for more perl programming test results.

          If the to

        • It would be awesome.

          It would be even more awesome if it was backup with a Google Sitemap XML file :)

  • All 654 pages of [] now have "Perl programming" in the header.


    • I'd love to add it to cpandeps and then let google crawl it again (there's another several hundred pages for you), but just can't handle the load. Need tuits to do more caching.
  • Blimey.... this is going to turn out to be an extremely interesting experiment ;-)

  • Another idea: If Tiobe is that bad, maybe we can implement a system with more accurate algorithm to calculate the popularities of programming languages and prepare a web page to share the results to the rest of the world.
    • This has already been done, twice!

      The problem is that because TIOBE is a company, they have better PR. They've also been around a long time, which adds to the sense of officialdom.

      If this problem could be solved by just making a better index, we wouldn't have this problem.

  • see footer []