On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 09:51:37 UTC, Wulfklaue wrote:
They are comparing the old, newer and newest ( in that order ).
Yes, that was confusing too. But it makes no sense to plot ranking on a linear scale, they should plot actual numbers. The plot they provide says nothing meaningful about the relative position of the various languages IMO.
Unfortunately for "D", it is also a language that is often misclassified in these shallow analyses. For instance the ".d" file extension is used for other things than dlang etc.
And does it actually make any sense to compare languages like Python and C++? Completely different domains.