Hacker News' "Who is Hiring?" thread, part 1
Mon Jul 11 11:10:57 2016 - permalink -
Surprisingly the drop for Ruby is also noticeable.
These time points should provide some on perspective how long it takes to develop an industry accepted language.
The interval between the first commit, the stable release and the first job post recorded are presented below.
Values below zero mean that the language was picked up by the industry even before the language-owning-entity actually decided that it could be marked as stable.
. Again do keep in mind that the idea of a 'stable release' is extremely subjective Some developers, communities and companies might have their own reasons to decide what is better for them. However, usually stable would mean that some target of solved bugs was met along with some number of features being implemented along with a limited syntax freeze.
The take away from this is: it takes darn long to deliver industry ready compiler or interpreter.