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Responses to the Quicklisp CL survey

I got over 500 responses to my CL survey. Here are a few charts to summarize the data.

What CL implementations do you use regularly?

More than 80% of responders use SBCL. Clozure is next with around 30%.

What operating systems do you use with CL regularly?

Almost 80% use Linux. I was surprised that Mac and Windows are so similar. Most of the CL nerds I know use Macs.

What programming languages do you use regularly?

75% use CL regularly. (I kinda expected this to be 100%.) But I was surprised by how few responders are also using Ruby and Clojure, relatively speaking, and how many are using C.

How do you interact with other CL users?

I was a little surprised to see that almost 25% of responders claim not to interact with other CL users at all.

How do you manage CL libraries?

Almost 60% don't do anything special. And asdf-install, despite its flaws, is a semi-popular option.

How do you use CL?

Over 80% use CL for hobby projects, but about as many people use CL in a primary role for paid projects as in a supporting role for paid projects.





Do you intend on making the data public (minus any identifying remarks, etc)? It would be very interesting to see the relationships between these graphs as well.

Re: Relationships

I agree - for example, I'd imagine asdf-install is not as popular on Win's as on Linux's, is that true? What other 'weak' combinations are there (that could then be fixed)?