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Nicholas Clark
June 18, 2014 10:12
Who is second biggest?
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Who is the second biggest (commercial?) user of Perl?

Definitions of "biggest" will vary, but here are three for which I believe is world number 1:

1) Number CPU cores mostly running Perl code
2) Number CPU cores with CPU-bound Perl code
3) Number of developers working mostly on a Perl codebase

This might be a bit tricky to assess, given that for most firms the actual
numeric answers to the above are commercially confidential.

(And heck, I don't actually know the answers to the above for my current
employer) but I think it's possible to express the first two in the form

"some time between 12 months ago and 12 months from now we were/will be using
10 ** $int CPU cores" to get an idea of the order of magnitude.

Better/alternative metrics also useful.

Nicholas Clark

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