Re: OT: Why is C so popular?
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On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 01:11:08AM -0500, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> The recent COBOL discussion has gotten me to thinking. Some languages
> seem to be very popular in some situations. C is easily the dominant
> language for most things Linux. So therein lies the question. Why,
> exactly, is C so popular?
It's relatively easy to learn, plus everybody else in the unix world
uses C. It's portable. It helps to know your history: C was created
to write unix to begin with.
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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