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Re: OT: Why is C so popular?

El Wed, 27 Aug 2003 01:11:08 -0500 Alex Malinovich <demonbane@the-love-shack.net> escribió:

> C comes in. Yet I see people writing 'modern' GUI applications and using
> C when I would think C++ would be a much better choice. Is there
> something that I'm missing? Something that C actually does better than
> C++ in regards to higher-level functions?

Performance (aka "bloatage") (just run openoffice, kde...)

(Yeah, some people can get good performance because they're good c++ coders.
Probably it's not even a 1% of all c++ coders though)

Another reason: great C compilers. (yeah, c++ is getting better...)

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