[Haskell-cafe] Re: Is www.haskell.org down?
nominolo at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 14 16:41:23 EDT 2008
Don't feed the (incredibly obvious) troll. He's doing no-one any
good--not even to the O'Caml community. Haskell can learn from
O'Caml, O'Caml can learn from Haskell. I also think that most users
of either language actually know that.
On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:20 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
>> > I'm not so sure about the library thing, it seems that Haskell has a
>> > bigger community,
>> What gave you that impression?
>> According to the Debian and Ubuntu package popularity contest results, OCaml
>> currently has 10,635 registered installs compared to 6,606 for GHC. Moreover,
>> this ratio has been constant for several years now.
> Why, say, do we see the following results:
> * The #haskell IRC channel contains 500 people, the #ocaml channel 70?
> * 250 unique developers have uploaded 600 new libraries to hackage.haskell.org in the past year.
> How's the Caml Hump going?
> * On Arch Linux, we find 480 Haskell packages and tools, but only 21
> for OCaml. Why the difference?
> * The caml-list had 315 posts for June, 08, while haskell-cafe had
> over 1400
> Your statistics focus soley on the Debian-based distribution statitics,
> which have had an active OCaml group for several years now. What do the
> registered install stats look like, on say, Arch Linux, or Gentoo?
> -- Don
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