Top Github Languages for 2013 (so far)
Maxim Yemelyanov pointed me to this post comparing programming languages based on the number of new GitHub repositories in the first 8 months of 2012 and 2013.
Perl dropped a lot more (in percentage) than other languages (from 48,620 to 15,412).
Some Perl repositories might be miscategorized by GitHub which might add to the low number, but then either it got worse in the last year, or regardless of that Perl has dropped a lot.
Still, there is something strange.According to the stats on CPANTESTERS there were 1,524 new distributins uploaded to CPAN in the first 8 months of 2013. That's only 10% of the number of GitHub repositories written in Perl. What are all the other Perl-based projects?
Maybe some of those repositories were for older CPAN distributions that just moved to GitHub? There are 28,459 distributions on CPAN, but accoring to that blog post,
just in the 2 * 8 months checked there were about 64,000 new Perl projects on GitHub.
Probably there are a lot more.
I looked at my own GitHub account. Out of the 70 or so repositories I created, about 20-30 are on CPAN. The rest are experiments, sources of web sites, non-Perl projects, etc. The CPAN/GitHub ratio is certainly much higher than 10%.
So what are all those other Perl-projects that are not on CPAN?