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Here are the languages ranked by likes/dislikes ratio (I compared the above poll with the "dislike" poll: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3748961). For example, for each person who downvoted Clojure, there were 28.8 who upvoted it. This ranking is fairer to languages that are well liked by those who use them, but not as well known:

  Clojure        28.8
  Python         26.5
  Haskell        19.7
  C              17.3
  Lua            16.4
  Lisp           11.5
  Erlang          9.9
  Ruby            8.4
  Scheme          8.1
  C#              7.9
  OCaml           7.3
  Smalltalk       7.1
  Scala           6.4
  D               4.4
  CoffeeScript    3.6
  JavaScript      3.5
  Forth           3.2
  Groovy          2.9
  Assembly        2.5
  Ada             1.7
  Objective C     1.6
  Perl            1.6
  SQL             1.4
  Pascal          1.3
  Rexx            1.3
  Delphi          1.2
  C++             1.0
  Tcl             0.9
  Fortran         0.7
  PHP             0.7
  Shell           0.7
  Java            0.6
  Actionscript    0.6
  ColdFusion      0.4
  Cobol           0.1
  Visual Basic    0.1



Not everybody can downvote. That adds significant noise to this data.


I used the term "downvote" figuratively -- I don't mean literal downvotes on this poll (I don't think anyone can downvote a poll option anyway, and even if you could I wouldn't be able to isolate upvotes from downvotes since we just see the combined number); I mean votes for "least favorite language" in the other poll.




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