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freenode IRC stats a bit skewed


Danny Rathjens Mar 17, 2010 2:12 PM
Posted in group: LangPop
Obviously this statistic is a very vague indicator of popularity, but
it should at least have some semblance of reality. :)

360 for java is about right, but #perl always has well over 500 people
and you have it around 10.  Perhaps your bot was checking ##perl
(which is only populated by a couple lost people) rather than #perl?
Many of the other languages you have listed at around 10 people such
as python and php have several hundred in their respective channels,
also.

This site shows user totals for the various channels:
http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?net=freenode