[racket] Racket Google Hits

From: Miloslav.Raus at cuzk.cz (Miloslav.Raus at cuzk.cz)
Date: Tue Jan 10 04:20:45 EST 2012

True, true.

But its stronger than me ;-)

Yo, dawg,

  I heard you like making Racket about programming, so I put some Racket programming in yo' Google so our TIOBE index can grow while we spam ;-))

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at racket-lang.org [mailto:users-bounces at racket-lang.org] On Behalf Of Joe Marshall
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:27 AM
To: John Clements
Cc: Racket-users Users
Subject: Re: [racket] Racket Google Hits

On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 10:09 AM, John Clements
<clements at brinckerhoff.org> wrote:
> Many people have better things to do than worry about our rank in the TIOBE programming languages index.

The `number of results' printed for a Google query is an extraordinarily poor
approximation (it is not much better than a random number).  You can get far
more interesting and useful results from using the Insights for Search tool:


I'm not sure that popularity is a useful measure of technology.
I'm not sure that `number of searches' is a good proxy for popularity.
I'm not sure that the relative number of pages in the Google index is
a good proxy for anything.
What the TIOBE index therefore measures (if it is indeed a measurement
of anything at all) is beyond me.

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