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Date: 2007-11-02 (16:26)
From: Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) <ulf.wiger@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Google trends
Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Friday 02 November 2007 03:01, skaller wrote:
>> I prefer Ocaml .. but hardly anyone here in Australia has even
>> heard of it (even companies using *nix).
> Incidentally, our market research suggests that the US, Germany and
> Japan are  the most pioneering countries with respect to modern
 > languages like OCaml.
> The UK is average.

I'm curious as to what methods you've used.

While Google Trends only puts Sweden 7th for OCaml and 3rd
on F#, Sweden places 2nd for Haskell and (not surprisingly)
1st for Erlang. (And, FWIW, 7th for LISP.)

Keep in mind that Sweden's population is roughly the same size
as that of London or Tokyo.

Given the quality of Haskell research at Chalmers, the work
on Mozart at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, and
the number of commercial ventures using Erlang in Sweden,
I'd say that the Swedes have shown some pioneering spirit too.

Ulf W