As a followup to the TIOBE & Pascal micro saga, thanks to David Champion, DWScript programming is now a (very) small part of the TIOBE TPCI stats, and Oxygene became its own language at position #163.
Here is an excerpt from the TIOBE update for July 2013
An interesting discussion with David Champion resulted in the following changes in the index: Oxygene is now a new language (at position #163), DWScript has been added to the Delphi/Object Pascal entry and 11% of all hits for “Pascal programming” now count for Delphi/Object Pascal.
As for why Pascal, Delphi/ObjectPascal and Oxygene being separated, it’s because they have a distinct wikipedia page, and that’s the rule/criterion being used, cf. this explanation that David received and posted:
- Add Oxygene as a separate entry to the TIOBE index (this is according to the rule that if a language has its own Wikipedia entry it will have a separate entry in the TIOBE index as well)
- Add DWScript to the Object Pascal entry (because it is mentioned as a language in the Object Pascal Wikipedia entry and has no separate entry)
- Calculate what percentage of “Pascal programming” refers to Object Pascal. Suppose it is x%, then the confidence of Pascal will become 100-x% and the confidence of Object Pascal for +”Pascal programming” will be set to x%
So the Pascal stats still remain fragmented, and Delphi/Object Pascal fell down a bit more in the stats, and is now even below Pascal. Oh well.