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Re: FW: OT: Why is C so popular?

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 07:14, Alphonse Ogulla wrote:
> On Thursday 28 August 2003 11:16, you wrote:
> > There is no such language which performs in all situations well. C is
> > fast, but you have to code really careful and double-check your source.
> > Erlang was designed for telephony tasks (message passing, ...). Prolog
> > is superior in expert systems. Perl is real good for quick string hacks.
> > Python scales better than Perl for larger projects and is good for rapid
> > prototyping. C++ scales well in large-scale software designs which needs
> > to be fast...
> C, Erlang, Prolog, Perl, Python and C++ are all refered to in the above 
> paragraph. Java is conspicuouly not mentioned. I construe that to mean Java 
> is so much lacking in useful qualities to serve any practical purpose.

Or the poster doesn't know much about Java.  Having used Java, I'd
say that Java isn't good for small programs/quick hacks.

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

The difference between drunken sailors and Congressmen is that 
drunken sailors spend their own money.

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