Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Top 10 most popular Haskell programs

Following on from the Christmas favorite top 10 most popular OCaml programs, here is a list of the 10 most popular open source Haskell programs according to the Debian and Ubuntu package popularity contests:

1. Darcs

Darcs is a source code management system with revision control like subversion and mercurial. Unlike the alternatives, darcs is based upon a sophisticated and unique algebra of patches that allows extra features like spontaneous branches.

3,208 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

2. hpodder

HPodder is a command-line podcatcher, a tool to scan and download podcasts by John Goerzen.

2,028 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

3. dfsbuild

dfsbuild is a highly-configurable program to generate Debian From Scratch (DFS) CD images, by John Goerzen.

481 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

4. Pugs

Pugs is an implementation of Perl 6, written in GHC-extended Haskell, that aims to implement the full Perl6 specification.

233 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

5. srcinst

srcinst is tool used to build and install Debian packages completely from source, by John Goerzen.

133 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

6. kaya

Kaya is a programming language and implementation with static typing and type inference that is designed to aid in the production of high-quality secure web applications, by the University of Durham.

103 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

7. xmonad

xmonad is a tiling window manager for X.

95 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

8. whitespace

Whitespace is an esoteric programming language developed by Edwin Brady and Chris Morris at the University of Durham.

90 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

9. arch2darcs

arch2darcs is a program for converting Arch repositories to Darcs, written in GHC-extended Haskell by John Goerzen.

82 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

10. uuagc

The Utrecht University Attribute Grammar System (UUAGC) takes a description of an abstract syntax tree and its semantics, and generates Haskell functions that perform the necessary treewalks.

42 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

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