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I remembered that the number of monthly questions for each language could be a nice indicator of the programming language popularity, at least here on stackoverflow. Would you consider to implement something like this?

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I don't think this is a good idea. It's not terribly meaningful. That said you can look at the data yourself on data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/queries –  Flexo Jan 31 '12 at 12:35
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No, it does not show popularity, it only shows which language has more dumb developers. ;) –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 31 '12 at 12:39
    
Ok, Ok.. Answered questions would do the trick better. This is meant to evaluate how much support from the language community may you get in SO. –  pedrorolo Jan 31 '12 at 12:41
    
That's also a subjective figure. If the question gets answered depends on multiple factors: Is it clear/good? How complicated is it? Is it even solvable? Does the right user see it? –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 31 '12 at 12:47
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It's a statistical indicator about something that is qualitative! There's no way to do it in an objective way! –  pedrorolo Jan 31 '12 at 12:50

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The number of monthly questions for each language isn't really an indicator of programming language popularity. It doesn't take into account the difficulty of learning the language or the availability of proper documentation (and probably many other factors).

That being said, Sam Saffron (waffles) wrote a SEDE query recently that shows how many questions per month each tag in the top 10 tags gets. (Click on the Graph tab right above the results.)

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