The annual “top of the 2020 pops” for programing languages is out at
While Python ranked third overall, it won the “language of the year” award due to showing the fastest annual growth of 2.01%, narrowly beating fourth placed C++ which grew 1.99%.
Prolog was ranked at 29 with 0.48% growth while Lisp was ranked 36 with 0.37% growth – which I think is not bad for “classical languages” in a pop ranking.
The TIOBE index is obviously flamebait, based on how many people searched via Google etc for solutions to problems programming in whatever. One of the few smart comments on slashdot was this means confusing languages have an advantage.
But it does raise the old debate about what can be done to make Prolog more popular.